hardened /ˈhɑɚdn̩d/ adjective
Learner's definition of HARDENED
[more hardened; most hardened]
used to describe something that has become hard
: very tough because of harsh experiences : not having the kind of emotions (such as fear, sorrow, etc.) that most people feel in difficult or dangerous situations
◊ If you become hardened to something, you are no longer saddened or shocked when you see or experience it.
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