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Meaning of HARDSHIP

Pronunciation:  'hârdship

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something hard to endure; "the asperity of northern winters"
  2. [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"
  3. [n]  a state of misfortune or affliction; "debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity"; "a life of hardship"

HARDSHIP is a 8 letter word that starts with H.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hard"ship\, n.
That which is hard to hear, as toil, privation, injury,
injustice, etc. --Swift.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: adverse circumstances, adversity, affliction, aggravation, annoyance, asperity, austerity, bad luck, blight, broken fortune, bummer, care, cross, curse, danger, deprivation, difficulties, difficulty, discomfort, distress, downer, drudgery, embarrassment, genteel poverty, hard knocks, hard life, hard lot, hard pinch, hardcase, hardness, hazard, ill fortune, impecuniosity, impecuniousness, insolvency, irritation, light purse, mischance, misery, misfortune, narrow means, peril, plight, poorness, poverty, predicament, pressure, privation, rigor, sea of troubles, slender means, straitened circumstances, straits, stress, stress of life, suffering, tight squeeze, toil, travail, trial, tribulation, trouble, troubles, unhappiness, unprosperousness, vale of tears, vicissitude, voluntary poverty, vows of poverty, want