1. [ adjective ] having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships
Synonyms: sturdy stout stalwart

"hardy explorers of northern Canada" "proud of her tall stalwart son" "stout seamen" "sturdy young athletes"

Related terms: robust
2. [ adjective ] resolute and without fear
Synonyms: fearless doughty
Related terms: manly
3. [ noun ] (writing) English novelist and poet (1840-1928)
Synonyms: thomas_hardy
Related terms: writer
4. [ noun ] (film,performing arts) United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957)
Synonyms: oliver_hardy
Related terms: comedian laurel_and_hardy
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 310
6. [ adjective ] able to survive under unfavorable conditions

"strawberries are hardy and easy to grow" "camels are tough and hardy creatures"

Related terms: rugged
Similar spelling:   hard