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hardy adj
1 having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships; "hardy explorers of northern Canada"; "proud of her tall stalwart son"; "stout seamen"; "sturdy young athletes" [syn: stalwart, stout, sturdy]
2 resolute and without fear [syn: doughty, fearless]
3 able to survive under unfavorable conditions; "strawberries are hardy and easy to grow"; "camels are tough and hardy creatures"


1 United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957) [syn: Oliver Hardy]
2 English novelist and poet (1840-1928) [syn: Thomas Hardy] [also: hardiest, hardier]

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Proper noun

  1. Common English surname.
  2. English novelist and poet, Thomas Hardy (1840-1928).

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