adversity, hardship, hard knocks(noun)
a state of misfortune or affliction
"debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity"; "a life of hardship"
asperity, grimness, hardship, rigor, rigour, severity, severeness, rigorousness, rigourousness(noun)
something hard to endure
"the asperity of northern winters"
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"
(countable or uncountable) Difficulty or trouble; hard times.
He has survived periods of financial hardship before.
Origin: From herdschipe, hardischipe, equivalent to .
that which is hard to hear, as toil, privation, injury, injustice, etc
The numerical value of hardship in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of hardship in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
2. He who is greedy is disgraced; he who discloses his hardship will always be humiliated; he who has no control over his tongue will often have to face discomfort.
For men who had easily endured hardship, danger and difficult uncertainty, leisure and riches, though in some ways desirable, proved burdensome and a source of grief.
This is a brutal organization dedicated to creating misery and hardship, its activities of beheadings and executions and crucifixions all take us back to the dark ages.
Of course, it’s always bad to lose, of course it’s always a hardship when you lose to yesterday’s miners or yesterday’s tractor drivers. But life is life. It’ll surely go on.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.
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- dificultatsCatalan, Valencian
- Beschwernis, Härte, Entbehrung, Not, Elend, MühsalGerman
- sufrimientos, apuroSpanish
- vastoinkäyminen, vaikeus, vaivaFinnish
- difficultés, misèreFrench
- èiginnScottish Gaelic
- privaco, sufroIdo
- difficoltà, avversitàItalian
- 苦しみ, 難儀, 苦難Japanese
- motgang, lidelseNorwegian
- dificuldade, apuroPortuguese
- adversitate, dificultate, greutateRomanian
- ఇడుము, కష్టం, ఇబ్బందిTelugu
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