hardship








noun

  1. a condition that is difficult to endure; suffering; deprivation; oppression: a life of hardship.
  2. an instance or cause of this; something hard to bear, as a deprivation, lack of comfort, or constant toil or danger: They faced bravely the many hardships of frontier life.

noun

  1. conditions of life difficult to endure
  2. something that causes suffering or privation
n.

c.1200, “quality of being hard,” from hard + -ship. Meaning “disadvantage, suffering, privation” is c.1400.

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