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Adjective: hardy (hardier,hardiest)  haa(r)-dee
  1. Having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships
    "hardy explorers of northern Canada";
    - stalwart, stout, sturdy
     
  2. Able to survive under unfavourable weather conditions
    "strawberries are hardy and easy to grow"; "camels are tough and hardy creatures"
     
  3. Invulnerable to fear or intimidation
    "hardy explorers";
    - audacious, brave, dauntless, fearless, intrepid, unfearing
     
  4. Resolute and without fear
    "The hardy soldier faced the oncoming enemy";
    - doughty
Noun: Hardy  haa(r)-dee
  1. English novelist and poet (1840-1928)
    - Thomas Hardy
     
  2. United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957)
    - Oliver Hardy

Derived forms: hardier, hardiest

See also: bold, robust

Type of: author, comedian, comic, funnyman, writer

Part of: Laurel and Hardy

Encyclopedia: Hardy, Nebraska