- Severe suffering or privation: intolerable levels of hardship [count noun]: the shared hardships of wartimeMore example sentences
privation, deprivation, destitution, poverty, austerity, penury, want, need, neediness, beggary, impecuniousness, impecuniosity, financial distress; misfortune, distress, suffering, affliction, trouble, pain, misery, wretchedness, tribulation, adversity, disaster, ruin, ruination, calamity; trials, trials and tribulations, dire straits• informal hassle• literary travails
- For a man who has suffered genuine hardship, our reaction over the past week must seem almost obscene.
- In Scotland and beyond football is suffering financial hardship at the moment.
- Both men are currently off sick with stress and also suffering financial hardship.