Definitions for: Hardship


[n] something hard to endure; "the asperity of northern winters"
[n] something that causes or entails suffering; "I cannot think it a hardship that more indulgence is allowed to men than to women"- James Boswell; "the many hardships of frontier life"
[n] a state of misfortune or affliction; "debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity"; "a life of hardship"



Webster (1913) Definition: Hard"ship, n.
That which is hard to hear, as toil, privation, injury,
injustice, etc. --Swift.

Synonyms: adversity, asperity, grimness, rigor, rigorousness, rigour, severity

See Also: affliction, bad luck, bad luck, catastrophe, difficultness, difficulty, disaster, distress, extremity, ill luck, ill-being, low-water mark, misfortune, misfortune, nadir, tough luck, victimization

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