Pronunciation: (här'dnd),[key] —adj. 1. made or become hard or harder.
2. pitiless; unfeeling.
3. firmly established or unlikely to change; inveterate: a hardened criminal. 4. inured; toughened: a hardened trooper. 5. rigid; unyielding: a hardened attitude. 6. (of a missile base) equipped to launch missiles from underground silos.
7. (of a missile) capable of being launched from an underground silo.