hardiest hardiest  /ˈhɑr di əst/


  1. (n) United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957)
  2. (n) English novelist and poet (1840-1928)
  3. (adj) having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships
  4. (adj) able to survive under unfavorable weather conditions
  5. (adj) invulnerable to fear or intimidation


  1. All but the hardiest of 30 coral species had died off, and the reef itself had withered into a sandy, underwater boneyard.
  2. Out here on the frontier, only the hardiest survive.
  3. He believed that previous Everest expeditions had been overmanned, that the hardiest climbers had ruined their chances by holding back to aid faltering comrades.


  1. A Pub Crawl in Beer Capital Prague

    Among the global beer capitals, Prague wins the hat trick: best pubs, best beers, and the hardiest beer drinkers.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. Touring Florida, the hard way

    Travel to Sarasota was once a daunting task, undertaken by only the hardiest of souls.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Sarasota Herald-Tribune

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