Associations to the word «Hardness»
HARDNESS, noun. The quality of being hard.
HARDNESS, noun. An instance of this quality; hardship.
HARDNESS, noun. The property of being rigid and resistant to pressure; not easily scratched; measured on Mohs scale.
HARDNESS, noun. A quality of water that contains dissolved mineral salts that prevent soap from lathering; "the costs of reducing hardness depend on the relative amounts of calcium and magnesium compounds that are present".
HARDNESS, noun. Devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness.
HARDNESS, noun. The quality of being difficult to do; "he assigned a series of problems of increasing hardness"; "the ruggedness of his exams caused half the class to fail".
HARDNESS, noun. Excessive sternness; "severity of character"; "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp".
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