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. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. That which is hard to hear, as toil, privation, injury, injustice, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Oppression; severe labor or want; injustice. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A hard state, or that which is hard to bear, as toil, injury, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Rigor; anything hard to bear. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Something hard to endure, as exposure or injustice. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Anything hard to bear; severe labour or want; injustice; oppression. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Toil; severe labour; oppression; injustice. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. The severity with which a proposed construction of the law would bearupon a particular case, founding, sometimes, an argument against such construction,which is otherwise termed the "argument ab inconvenienti." thelawdictionary.org
  12. Hardness of fate or circumstance; severe suffering or privation. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. n. A hard state or condition; severe labour; want; injury; grievance; annoyance; oppression; burden of any kind. Cabinet Dictionary
  14. Injury, oppression; inconvenience, fatigue. Complete Dictionary