Hardship - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈhɑːrdʃɪp|  American pronunciation of the word hardship
Brit.  |ˈhɑːdʃɪp|  British pronunciation of the word hardship

noun

- a state of misfortune or affliction(syn: adversity)

a life of hardship

- something hard to endure (syn: asperity, grimness, rigor, rigorousness, rigour, rigourousness, severeness, severity)
- something that causes or entails suffering

I cannot think it a hardship that more indulgence is allowed to men than to women
the many hardships of frontier life

Examples

He had suffered through considerable hardship.

The city has been experiencing a period of financial hardship.

They had to endure the hardships of life on the frontier.

It was a real hardship for her to get to work on time.

Many students are suffering severe financial hardship.

an economic policy that caused great hardship for many people

I cannot think it a hardship that more indulgence is allowed to men than to women

the many hardships of frontier life

The flood caused great hardship.

The flood caused the town great hardship.

...the hardship of army training inured her to the rigors of desert warfare...

These requirements shouldn't cause you any undue hardship.

They had enough grit to hold out in the face of real hardship.

They say that hardship is good for the soul.

Word forms

noun
singular: hardship
plural: hardships
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