Definition of hardship in English:

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hardship

Pronunciation: /ˈhɑːdʃɪp/

noun

[mass noun]
Severe suffering or privation: intolerable levels of hardship [count noun]: the shared hardships of wartime
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
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
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