hardship

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noun hard·ship \ˈhärd-ˌship\

Definition of hardship

  1. 1 :  privation, suffering

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

Examples of hardship in a sentence

  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


HARDSHIP Defined for English Language Learners

hardship

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noun hard·ship \ˈhärd-ˌship\

Definition of hardship for English Language Learners

  • : pain and suffering

  • : something that causes pain, suffering, or loss


HARDSHIP Defined for Kids

hardship

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noun hard·ship \ˈhärd-ˌship\

Definition of hardship for Students

  1. :  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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