Definitions for hardshipˈhɑrd ʃɪp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hard•shipˈhɑrd ʃɪp(n.)

  1. a condition that is difficult to endure; suffering; deprivation; oppression.

  2. an instance or cause of this; something hard to bear.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adversity, hardship, hard knocks(noun)

    a state of misfortune or affliction

    "debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity"; "a life of hardship"

  2. asperity, grimness, hardship, rigor, rigour, severity, severeness, rigorousness, rigourousness(noun)

    something hard to endure

    "the asperity of northern winters"

  3. hardship(noun)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hardship(noun)ˈhɑrd ʃɪp

    poverty or extreme difficulty

    financial hardship; the hardships of war


  1. hardship(Noun)

    (countable or uncountable) Difficulty or trouble; hard times.

    He has survived periods of financial hardship before.

  2. Origin: From herdschipe, hardischipe, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hardship(noun)

    that which is hard to hear, as toil, privation, injury, injustice, etc

Translations for hardship

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(something which causes) pain, suffering etc

a life full of hardship.

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