Hardship meaning

härdshĭp
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Hard circumstances of life.
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The condition of lacking necessities or comforts; privation or suffering.
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A thing hard to bear; specific cause of discomfort or suffering, as poverty, pain, etc.
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The definition of hardship is adversity, or something difficult or unpleasant that you must endure or overcome.

An example of hardship is when you are too poor to afford proper food or shelter and you must try to endure the hard times and deprivation.

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A thing or circumstance that causes ongoing or persistent suffering or difficulty.
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The difficulty or distress resulting to an individual or entity from a court decision, zoning decision, or passage of a law; taken into account as one factor in an equity proceeding.
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(countable or uncountable) Difficulty or trouble; hard times.

He has survived periods of financial hardship before.

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Origin of hardship

  • From Middle English herdschipe, hardischipe, equivalent to hard +‎ -ship.

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