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hardship

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noun hard·ship \ˈhärd-ˌship\

Simple Definition of hardship

  • : pain and suffering

  • : something that causes pain, suffering, or loss

Full Definition of hardship

  1. 1 :  privation, suffering

  2. 2 :  something that causes or entails suffering or privation

Examples of hardship

  1. He had suffered through considerable hardship.

  2. The city has been experiencing a period of financial hardship.

  3. They had to endure the hardships of life on the frontier.



13th Century

First Known Use of hardship

13th century



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