What does hardship mean?

Definitions for hardshipˈhɑrd ʃɪp

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hardship.

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hardship in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hardship in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. The Omani Shed:

    Your Hardship is a test of friends and friendship

  2. Edward Camarena:

    We know have you been under an extraordinary hardship for too long.

  3. Haji Janan:

    They have given us permission to harvest our fields this year because of our hardship.

  4. Bhagavan Antle:

    The movie company thinks it’s a hardship – to spend $10,000 for what used to be free.

  5. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Hardship is a legitimate test of character, resilience a legitimate sign of strength and patience a legitimate mark of faith.

Images & Illustrations of hardship

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