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Noun hardness has 4 senses
  1. hardness - the property of being rigid and resistant to pressure; not easily scratched; measured on Mohs scale
    --1 is a kind of
    consistency, consistence, body
    Antonyms: softness
    --1 has particulars: firmness; incompressibility
  2. unfeelingness, callousness, hardness, insensibility - devoid of passion or feeling
    --2 is a kind of insensitivity, insensitiveness
  3. hardness - the quality of being difficult to do; "he assigned a series of problems of increasing hardness"
    --3 is a kind of
    difficulty, difficultness
  4. severity, harshness, rigor, rigour, inclemency, hardness, stiffness - excessive sternness; "severity of character"; "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp"
    --4 is a kind of sternness, strictness
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