Boldness and daring.

Their talk, however, was the talk of sordid buccaneers: it was reckless without hardihood, greedy without audacity, and cruel without courage; there was not an atom of foresight or of serious intention in the whole batch of them, and they did not seem aware these things are wanted for the work of the world.

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  • Hardihood — Har di*hood (h[aum]r d[i^]*h[oo^]d), n. [Hardy + hood.] Boldness, united with firmness and constancy of mind; bravery; intrepidity; also, audaciousness; impudence. [1913 Webster] A bound of graceful hardihood. Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] It is the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hardihood — index audacity, prowess (bravery), surety (certainty) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hardihood — *temerity, audacity, effrontery, nerve, cheek, gall Analogous words: boldness, intrepidity (see corresponding adjectives at BRAVE): brazenness, impudence, brashness (see corresponding adjectives at SHAMELESS): guts, sand, grit, pluck, *fortitude …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • hardihood — [här′dē hood΄] n. [< HARDY1 + HOOD] boldness, daring, fortitude, vigor, etc …   English World dictionary

  • hardihood — /hahr dee hood /, n. 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. [1625 35; HARDY1 …   Universalium

  • hardihood — noun Date: 1570 1. a. resolute courage and fortitude b. resolute and self assured audacity often carried to the point of impudent insolence 2. vigor, robustness Synonyms: see temerity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hardihood — Synonyms and related words: assurance, audacity, birr, boldness, brashness, brazenness, cockiness, disrespect, fortitude, go, grit, guts, hardiness, impertinence, impudence, intrepidity, moxie, nerve, pep, pluck, potency, sand, tuck, vigor …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hardihood — (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Courage] Syn. fearlessness, resolution; see confidence 2 , courage 1 . 2. [Presumption] Syn. effrontery, impudence, impertinence; see rudeness …   English dictionary for students

  • hardihood — har·di·hood || hÉ‘rdɪhÊŠd / hɑːd n. boldness, daring; audacity; strength, vigor …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hardihood — noun dated boldness; daring …   English new terms dictionary

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