hardness hardness  /ˈhɑrd nəs/


  1. (n) the property of being rigid and resistant to pressure; not easily scratched; measured on Mohs scale
  2. (n) a quality of water that contains dissolved mineral salts that prevent soap from lathering
  3. (n) devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness
  4. (n) the quality of being difficult to do
  5. (n) excessive sternness


  1. The result was notice-me behavior -- eating asparagus with her fingers, while wearing gloves, at a White House dinner -- and a hardness to anyone who seemed less tough than she.
  2. Diamonds test the hardness of alloys in razor-blade and ice-skate factories.
  3. The hardness of the blades makes them less flexible, however, so they aren't so hot for cutting that requires maneuverability, such as carving.


  1. Bluestar Silicones Presents Elastomer Solutions at Medical Design and Manufacturing ...

    PHILADELPHIA – Bluestar Silicones will showcase its new Silbione® silicone elastomer solutions, including low durometer liquid silicone rubber (LSR) and self-bleeding LSR, at the upcoming Medical Design Manufacturing (MDM) East Conference (Booth #3744), June 18-20. Bluestar Silicones' new 1 Shore A (ShA) hardness product, Silbione LSR 4301, uniquely combines strong physical properties and ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  2. James Instruments Inc. Introduces A Low Impact Manual Rebound Hammer

    Low Impact Manual Rebound Hammer introduced by James Instruments Inc. for Economical Strength Testing of thin walled specimens of Hardened Concrete and Hardness Testing of Other Materials (PRWeb June 20, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10847200.htm
    on June 20, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Engineered Coating can be applied to any metallic substrate.

    Available for samples/prototypes and part sizes that fit inside 32 in. cube., Boron Nitride Electroless Nickel (BNEN) plating service provides hardness and lubricity. Composite plating process, able to achieve demanding tolerances (.00005–.002 in. thicknesses), suits parts fabricated from aluminum, copper, brass, magnesium, stainless steel, and steel. Coefficient of friction, ability to ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

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  1. "I think it's his competitiveness, just his hardness and his hard ball getting ability, and his quick hands, and then he can break the game open with his pace, kicking, running and handballing to blokes on the outside," Goodes said. "He can...
    on Jul 17, 2008 By: Adam Goodes Source: The Canberra Times

  2. "And there was a lot wrong with me, but it had to do with old stuff from my childhood that I had a lot of shame about. I'm a very proud man. Because I didn't want to feel shame, it was easier to manifest that into anger and a hardness, and then it...
    on Sep 10, 2008 By: Mickey Rourke Source: FOXNews

  3. In 2004, President George W Bush said of slavery: "Years of unpunished brutality and bullying and rape produced a dullness and hardness of conscience. Christian men and women became blind to the clearest commands of their faith and added hypocrisy...
    on Oct 13, 2006 By: President Bush Source: Caribbean Net News

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