Adjective "hardened" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Having become or been made hard or harder.
  1. 'When they are cool and the wax is hardened, place the cones in a basket and add a colorful ribbon bow to the handle.'
  2. 'She handed them a bundle of letters, all prettily made up in fancy paper, sealed with a flourished hardened wax stamp.'
  3. 'It was still hard, but the hardened clay came off a little.'
  4. 'A mouthpiece is made for the instrument of gum or hardened wax.'
  5. 'If the bleed water gets finished back in, the hardened concrete surface may be weak, porous, and vulnerable to abrasion and salt scaling.'
  6. 'The design engineer should be establishing the requirements for the hardened concrete and leave the mixture proportioning to the producers.'
  7. 'Matt froze like hardened lava when the man turned to him.'
  8. 'Bonnie informed him that the muscular arm of their wings formed a hardened scale, dense enough to cut flesh and metal alike.'
  9. 'The same mix characteristics that make it hard for water to penetrate into the hardened concrete make it tough for the bleed water to get out.'
  10. 'Superman has been known to leave his fingerprints in steel and in hardened concrete, accidentally.'
  11. 'the silos are hardened against air attack'
  12. 'This 11 mm hardened steel, double-locking padlock has 100,000 key variations and a lifetime guarantee.'
  13. 'Nozzles can be made from several materials, including brass, nylon, stainless steel, hardened stainless steel and ceramic.'
  14. 'It is made with A514 steel and hardened bushings and requires no additional hydraulics.'
  15. 'In order to improve the ductility and toughness of hardened steel, it is reheated for a relatively short time at the moderate temperature.'
  16. 'The crankshaft is forged steel and induction hardened.'
  17. 'These are shaped to the desired contours and are usually made of hardened tool steel ground and lapped to a mirror finish.'
  18. 'Safe-like vault doors pre-hung on hardened steel frames are readily available from the major safe manufacturers.'
  19. 'The six-strong crew inside them is surrounded by timber and plywood and not the hardened steel cabs in modern fire engines.'
  20. 'Better ones have a hardened steel pin with the beveled latch.'
  21. 'Installing thick, hardened glass in a steel frame can effectively disperse blast pressure from the glass to the frame to the walls.'
  22. 'No steel can be hardened without the refiner's fire.'
  23. 'In addition to the bollards, the exterior concrete wall has been hardened and the windows have been designed to resist blast loads.'
Very experienced in a particular job or activity and therefore not easily upset by its more unpleasant aspects.
  1. in combination 'a battle-hardened veteran'
  2. 'They are seasoned, hardened competitors who usually leave rivals licking their wounds.'
  3. 'But I am a hardened, experienced and seasoned reporter and I have been around long enough not to be taken in by appearances.'
  4. 'Initially the most sensitive about the nature of the mission, Avner becomes hardened by the experience.'
  5. 'The hardened and experienced legionnaires were at the rear.'
  6. 'Some, like Baby Doc Campbell, have been hardened by their experience.'
  7. 'The experiences kind of hardened us against the club, and it is actually only in the last week, with what has happened to them, that our members have been discussing them.'
  8. 'Building workers with no experience are taken on for low wages, while hardened professionals watch impotently.'
  9. 'Alan Sheriff is an outsider: his poet's soul has been hardened by loss and experience, but his wry sense of the absurd saves him from insanity.'
  10. 'These individuals are getting hardened trained experience in a battle zone.'
  11. 'It is a battle hardened, experienced group that's going and they'll do a very good job, I'm sure.'
  12. 'a hardened liar'
  13. 'A fascinating study, carried out recently in America, looked at a group of men who seemed destined to become hardened criminals.'
  14. 'If he was such a hardened criminal, why did he leave the only woman who could identify him as being in the country alive?'
  15. 'I knew that if I went away, I would become a hardened criminal.'
  16. 'We did run into a few scary guys, but with the majority of them it was almost impossible to see them as hardened criminals.'
  17. 'Regis seemed to go out of his way to dispel rumors that all who live at Wilton's Yard are hardened criminals.'
  18. 'Our overcrowded jails is another avenue through which petty crooks graduate to hardened criminals.'
  19. 'Well, I don't think that threatening to kill them and carrying out the deed is going to affect most hardened criminals much.'
  20. 'Even a hardened criminal may repent if given a second chance.'
  21. 'Judges are likely to give them lighter sentences, thinking them first- or second-time offenders instead of hardened criminals.'
  22. 'This would also allow the opportunity to save these young people from becoming hardened criminals, as is likely to be the case if they were placed among the general prison population.'


1. made or become hard or harder.

2. pitiless; unfeeling.

3. firmly established or unlikely to change; inveterate: a hardened criminal.

4. inured; toughened: a hardened trooper.

5. rigid; unyielding: a hardened attitude.

6. (of a missile base) equipped to launch missiles from underground silos.

7. (of a missile) capable of being launched from an underground silo.

More examples(as adjective)

"players can be hardened to newses."

"criminals can be hardened."

"grievanceses can be hardened."

"attitudes can be hardened."

"veterans can be hardened."

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