What is the meaning of hardship?


  • A state of misfortune or affliction.
    • usage: "debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity"; "a life of hardship"
  • Something hard to endure.
    • usage: "the asperity of northern winters"
  • Something that causes or entails suffering.
    • usage: "I cannot think it a hardship that more indulgence is allowed to men than to women- James Boswell; "the many hardships of frontier life"
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