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hardiness

Pronunciation: har'de-nes

Definition: A health-enhancing behavior trait believed to increase one's resistance to illness, characterized by a high level of personal control, commitment, and action in responding to events of daily life.

[M.E., fr. O.Fr. hardi, fr. Germanic]

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