Hardness - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈhɑːrdnəs|  American pronunciation of the word hardness
Brit.  |ˈhɑːdnəs|  British pronunciation of the word hardness

noun

- the property of being rigid and resistant to pressure; not easily scratched; measured on Mohs scale
- a quality of water that contains dissolved mineral salts that prevent soap from lathering

the costs of reducing hardness depend on the relative amounts of calcium and magnesium compounds that are present

- devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness (syn: callosity, callousness, insensibility, unfeelingness)
- the quality of being difficult to do(syn: ruggedness)

he assigned a series of problems of increasing hardness

- excessive sternness (syn: harshness, inclemency, rigor, rigorousness, rigour, rigourousness, severeness, severity, stiffness)

Examples

The wood's hardness makes it suitable for carving.

the costs of reducing hardness depend on the relative amounts of calcium and magnesium compounds that are present

he assigned a series of problems of increasing hardness

Mouth petulant but its hardness in it, behind it. Looking at that mouth you felt her teeth in you ...

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