Resistance to external influences.

Groups
State
Primary Base skler*

Child Elements  

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Name/Link ΒΆ Type Source/Type Consumption Date

Descendants  

sklerod* Induration Imparting of hardness.

Cross-Reference

ost* Bone
kraq* Cliff
* Crystal
karin* Exoskeleton Organization of bone or cartilage that protects the internal organs.
qran* Grain Small, hard seed, especially the seed of a food plant.
ebw* Ivory
test* Shell Organization of bone that shapes protects the body.

Siblings

fri* Brittleness Inability to hold fast when subjected to pressure or trauma. Lack of tenacity.
kret* Chalk
dens* Density
elast* Elasticity Capacity of recoil.
frik* Friction
skler* Hardness Resistance to external influences.
rig* Inelasticity Want or absence of elasticity.
pulv* Pulverulence State of being in particle form.
rar* Rarity
mol* Softness Irresistance to external influences.
* Structure Relationship or organizational quality of the component parts of a solid.
ten* Tenacity Permanence, obstinancy or coherence despite pressure or trauma.
* Texture Visual and tactile quality of a surface.

Notes

Hardness figurative comparisons

Stone, pebble, flint, marble, rock, fossil, crag, crystal, quartz, granite, adamant; bone, cartilage; calculus; hardware; heart of oak, block, board, deal board; iron, steel; nail; brick, concrete; cement.

Hardness synonyms

INDURATION, petrifaction; lapidification; cornification, chondrification, vitrification, vitrescence, ossification; crystallization.

Opposites

skler* Hardness
mol* Softness