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.
Etymology: 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
Examples of hardship in a Sentence
What makes or determines a strong/courageous man or woman is his/her ability to face, withstand and live through pressure/tough time/hardship/challenges. So, you've got to toughen yourself in order to tough it out.
Granting favors to refiners that aren't really facing an economic hardship is just one of the multiple problems with EPA's handling of small refinery exemptions, the memo clearly shows that EPA continues to disregard the recommendations of DOE.
Whenever I am contacted about a death, I can speak only two words: 'Why?' and 'Again?' these young people … were living in great poverty in remote rural areas and their parents were suffering hardship.
We also believe that it's important for both, Prime Minister Netanyahu and Israeli elected officials and President Abbas and other people in positions of power, to try to tamp down rhetoric that may feed violence or anger or misunderstanding and try to get all people in Israel and in the West Bank to recognize that this kind of random violence is not going to result in anything other than more hardship and more insecurity.
My mother raised my sister and me while working demanding, long hours, so, I know firsthand that, for many working parents, juggling between school schedules and work schedules is a common cause of stress and financial hardship.
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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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