Definition of Hardship

1. Noun. A state of misfortune or affliction. "A life of hardship"




2. Noun. Something hard to endure. "The asperity of northern winters"
Exact synonyms: Asperity, Grimness, Rigor, Rigorousness, Rigour, Rigourousness, Severeness, Severity
Generic synonyms: Difficultness, Difficulty
Specialized synonyms: Sternness
Derivative terms: Grim, Severe

3. Noun. Something that causes or entails suffering. "The many hardships of frontier life"
Generic synonyms: Bad Luck, Misfortune

Definition of Hardship

1. n. That which is hard to bear, as toil, privation, injury, injustice, etc.

Definition of Hardship

1. Noun. (countable or uncountable) Difficulty or trouble; hard times. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hardship

1. a difficult, painful condition [n -S]

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Literary usage of Hardship

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"... and it would work an unreasonable hardship not to do so, that interest will be allowed the guardian on any item of disbursement from the date of payment ..."

2. The Family: An Ethnographical and Historical Outline with Descriptive Notes by Elsie Worthington Clews Parsons (1906)
"Economic hardship is an important factor in this connection. Women upon whom heavy home or field labours fall are less fertile than those living under ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery During by Thomas Jodrell Phillips, Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Singleton Copley Lyndhurst, Charles Christopher Pepys Cottenham (1849)
"His Lordship then adverted briefly to the great hardship of the case, and the result was, that the time was enlarged on the usual terms, ..."

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