What does the word hardiness mean?

Usage examples for hardiness

  1. In color it is said to be a beautiful yellow; in flavor, hardiness, and vigor it is declared to be superior to its parent, which it nevertheless closely resembles. – Success With Small Fruits by E. P. Roe
  2. He drew the portrait of an ingenious and modest young man who had been bred up to virtuous toils and manly hardiness; he painted him triumphant over all his passions, and trampling upon human fears and weakness: 'Should his country be invaded, you see him fly to its defence, and ready to pour forth all his blood; calm and composed he appears, with a terrible beauty, in the front of danger; the ornament and bulwark of his country; the thickest squadrons are penetrated by his resistless valour, and he points the path of victory to his admiring followers. – The History of Sandford and Merton by Thomas Day
  3. He who carries the diamond upon him, it gives him hardiness and manhood, and it keeps the limbs of his body whole. – A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. by Carlton J. H. Hayes