What's the difference between "hardened" and "hardline"

  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    Public attitudes to the strike have hardened”,
    That is the use of the verb "to harden" - to become inured to pleas; to become less flexible; to become polarized.

    The adjective "hardened" is as Keith says, often in the sense of having heard all the counter arguments and dismissed them.
     
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