"hardy" in the noun sense
1. Hardy, Oliver Hardy
United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957)
2. Hardy, Thomas Hardy
English novelist and poet (1840-1928)
"hardy" in the adjective sense
1. hardy, stalwart, stout, sturdy
having rugged physical strength inured to fatigue or hardships
"hardy explorers of northern Canada"
"proud of her tall stalwart son"
"sturdy young athletes"
able to survive under unfavorable weather conditions
"strawberries are hardy and easy to grow"
"camels are tough and hardy creatures"
3. audacious, brave, dauntless, fearless, hardy, intrepid, unfearing
invulnerable to fear or intimidation
"fearless reporters and photographers"
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