Meaning of hardness

Definition of hardness

(noun) the property of being rigid and resistant to pressure; not easily scratched; measured on Mohs scale
a quality of water that contains dissolved mineral salts that prevent soap from lathering; "the costs of reducing hardness depend on the relative amounts of calcium and magnesium compounds that are present"
devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness
the quality of being difficult to do; "he assigned a series of problems of increasing hardness"; "the ruggedness of his exams caused half the class to fail"
excessive sternness; "severity of character"; "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp"

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