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hardship

noun hard·ship \ˈhärd-ˌship\

: pain and suffering

: something that causes pain, suffering, or loss

Full Definition of HARDSHIP

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:  something that causes or entails suffering or privation
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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.

First Known Use of HARDSHIP

13th century
HARDSHIPS Defined for Kids

hardship

noun hard·ship \ˈhärd-ˌship\

Definition of HARDSHIP for Kids

:  something (as a loss or injury) that is hard to bear <“… we had many hardships to endure besides the fighting …” — Anna Sewell, Black Beauty>

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