Adjective "hardwearing" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Able to stand much wear.
  1. 'They were right at the cutting edge of the industry, creating the finest ships around; fast, but hard-wearing.'
  2. 'If we're recovering furniture, go for a sensible (no, it's not a dirty word) hard-wearing fabric and titivate the look with cushions.'
  3. 'Bestsellers all feature ‘active air’ high-tech soles made of hard-wearing compounds honeycombed variously with tubes, channels and air sacs to cushion the wearer's feet.'
  4. 'Drab, dark-coloured fabrics, favoured by many makers to give their cars a businesslike look and dirt-resistant functionality, are hard-wearing but dreary.'
  5. 'You can pay up to £70 for just one non-stick frying pan, but you don't have to spend a fortune for hard-wearing cookware, according to the Good Housekeeping Institute's testing experts.'
  6. 'They are inexpensive to make but ‘very hard-wearing.’'
  7. 'Perlata is designed for use in large-scale commercial applications, providing a seamless, hard-wearing and durable interior finish.'
  8. 'Most artists' canvases are linen (made from flax, Linum usitatissimum), a greyish brown cloth which is strong and hard-wearing.'
  9. 'Products in the old stores are old-fashioned although they are hard-wearing.'
  10. 'If it is L-shaped and modular it is likely to be a contemporary design, which suits neutral, hard-wearing fabrics and looks fabulous in leather - any colour except black - or even a decadent acid velvet.'


1. resistant to extensive wear; durable: a pair of hardwearing jeans.

More examples(as adjective)

"habits can be hardwearing."