Hardness

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Hardness->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ hardness
hardness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ rigidity
rigidity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ renitence
renitence
renitency
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ inflexibility
inflexibility
temper
callosity
durity
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ induration
induration
petrifaction
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ lapidification
lapidification
lapidescence
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ vitrification
vitrification
ossification
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ crystallization
crystallization
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ stone
stone
pebble
flint
marble
rock
fossil
crag
crystal
quartz
granite
adamant
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ bone
bone
cartilage
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ hardware
hardware
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ heart of oak
heart of oak
block
board
deal board
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ iron
iron
steel
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ cast iron
cast iron
decarbonized iron
wrought iron
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ nail
nail
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ brick
brick
concrete
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ cement
cement
PARAG:Hardness->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ render hard
render hard
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ harden
harden
stiffen
indurate
petrify
temper
ossify
vitrify
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ accrust
accrust
PARAG:Hardness->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ hard
hard
rigid
stubborn
stiff
firm
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ starch
starch
starched
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ stark
stark
unbending
unlimber
unyielding
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ inflexible
inflexible
tense
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ indurate
indurate
indurated
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ gritty
gritty
proof
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ adamant
adamant
adamantine
adamantean
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ concrete
concrete
stony
granitic
calculous
lithic
vitreous
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ horny
horny
corneous
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ bony
bony
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ osseous
osseous
ossific
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ cartilaginous
cartilaginous
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ hard as a rock
hard as a rock
&c.->N.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ stiff as buckram
stiff as buckram
stiff as a poker

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • hardness — index brutality, congealment Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hardness — (n.) O.E. heardnysse; see HARD (Cf. hard) + NESS (Cf. ness). Meaning difficulty of action or accomplishment is late 14c …   Etymology dictionary

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  • hardness — [härd′nis] n. 1. the state or quality of being hard (in various senses) 2. the relative capacity of a substance for scratching another or for being scratched or indented by another …   English World dictionary

  • Hardness — This article is about mechanical properties of materials. For other uses, see Hard. Hardness is the measure of how resistant solid matter is to various kinds of permanent shape change when a force is applied. Macroscopic hardness is generally… …   Wikipedia

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  • hardness —    a measure of the hardness of a metal or mineral. Hardness is a property easy to appreciate but difficult to quantify and measure.    The Mohs hardness scale is used in geology to give a rough estimate of hardness by testing which minerals are… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

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