Definitions of hardship

  1. a state of misfortune or affliction; "debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity"; "a life of hardship" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. something hard to endure; "the asperity of northern winters" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Oppression; severe labor or want; injustice. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Rigor; anything hard to bear. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. Something hard to endure, as exposure or injustice. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Anything hard to bear; severe labour or want; injustice; oppression. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Toil; severe labour; oppression; injustice. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for hardship

  1. Even those who joined the army after more preparation often had business that called them home, in which case they considered it a hardship to be denied. – The Siege of Boston by Allen French
  2. In my day I have beheld great suffering and hardship and none of it compared to this. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill