A great compound adjective
Hard-wearing means strong, durable, resilient.
Which kind of material do you think is more hard-wearing?
Which do you think is more hard-wearing from the choice of these two?
1. A solid wooden cup.
2. A porcelain or ceramic cup.
It can be tricky. Of course, wood is subject to decay, however if you drop a wooden cup, it is hardly going to break, whereas the ceramic cup will smash in an instant. Wood, it’s natural, it’s hard-wearing. Actually, it’s a good choice.