Definitions for hardshipˈhɑrd ʃɪp

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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"


  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

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