Pronunciation: (här'dē-hood"), [key]
1. boldness or daring; courage.
2. audacity or impudence.
3. strength; power; vigor: the hardihood of youth.
4. hardy spirit or character; determination to survive; fortitude: the hardihood of early settlers.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.