Translation of hardened in Spanish:


curtido (en el combate), adj.

Pronunciation: /ˈhɑrdnd//ˈhɑːdənd/


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    • 1.1(seasoned)

      (troops/veterans) curtido (en el combate)
      to be hardened to sth estar acostumbrado / hecho a algo
      • Building workers with no experience are taken on for low wages, while hardened professionals watch impotently.
      • Experienced sportsmen become hardened and learn to deal with this sort of thing.
      • These individuals are getting hardened trained experience in a battle zone.
      • Firstly, how can the Scots hope to compete with England's hardened professionals nine months hence if they can't even beat a bunch of amateurs from Blighty and Clogland?
      • It is a battle hardened, experienced group that's going and they'll do a very good job, I'm sure.
      • Experienced, hardened convicts would plan for this by taking newcomers with them.
      • The hardened and experienced legionnaires were at the rear.
      • They are seasoned, hardened competitors who usually leave rivals licking their wounds.
      • The experiences kind of hardened us against the club, and it is actually only in the last week, with what has happened to them, that our members have been discussing them.
      • A player with limited tournament experience will beat a hardened pro if he is dealt good cards and plays them competently.
      • But I am a hardened, experienced and seasoned reporter and I have been around long enough not to be taken in by appearances.
      • I had hoped that we would be spared what happened here tonight until you all had been hardened by more experience.
      • He was a sensible boy - his childish demeanour had been hardened by cruel experience.
      • Some, like Baby Doc Campbell, have been hardened by their experience.
      • With a World Cup and European Championship under the belt they have battle hardened experience but their key players aren't too old.
      • ‘We might not have any superstars, but our current team has plenty of hardened experience’, explains secretary John Downie.
      • Alan Sheriff is an outsider: his poet's soul has been hardened by loss and experience, but his wry sense of the absurd saves him from insanity.
      • The hardened professionals were back in the region competing in a challenge match in Blackburn.
      • Initially the most sensitive about the nature of the mission, Avner becomes hardened by the experience.
      • Their leaders were hardened experts who knew how to accomplish any task - and would get it done no matter what.

    • 1.2(inveterate)

      (drinker/sinner) empedernido
      (criminal) habitual
      • Judges are likely to give them lighter sentences, thinking them first- or second-time offenders instead of hardened criminals.
      • This would also allow the opportunity to save these young people from becoming hardened criminals, as is likely to be the case if they were placed among the general prison population.
      • This nation, once proud to offer a safe haven, now routinely locks asylum seekers up alongside hardened criminals.
      • And we're dealing with a real hardened criminal that's violated, I believe, just about every international law.
      • You were forced to come away from the drama and conclude that while detention works for some, it only makes others into hardened career criminals.
      • Our overcrowded jails is another avenue through which petty crooks graduate to hardened criminals.
      • Whether the combination would work on hardened criminals is problematic, but much depends on how the two techniques are used.
      • Well, I don't think that threatening to kill them and carrying out the deed is going to affect most hardened criminals much.
      • A fascinating study, carried out recently in America, looked at a group of men who seemed destined to become hardened criminals.
      • We did run into a few scary guys, but with the majority of them it was almost impossible to see them as hardened criminals.
      • The fact the boys at the centre of the brouhaha confessed is evidence, too, that they're not hardened criminals.
      • I am very concerned that our schools are already graduating hardened criminals.
      • Even a hardened criminal may repent if given a second chance.
      • Wouldn't you rather have people like this coming out into society instead of hardened criminals?
      • If he was such a hardened criminal, why did he leave the only woman who could identify him as being in the country alive?
      • The emotional life sentence now facing Cable is one that may convince other witnesses to be wary of taking on known, hardened criminals.
      • Regis seemed to go out of his way to dispel rumors that all who live at Wilton's Yard are hardened criminals.
      • I knew that if I went away, I would become a hardened criminal.
      • This was especially so in a penal colony where many of the convicts were hardened criminals and many of the free settlers were themselves ex-convicts and impulsive men.
      • A firm nexus has been established between amoral politicians, ambitious bureaucrats, unscrupulous businessmen and hardened criminals.

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    (made harder)
    (steel) templado