HyperDic: hardship

English > 3 senses of the word hardship:
NOUNstatehardship, adversity, hard knocksa state of misfortune or affliction
attributehardship, asperity, grimness, rigor, rigour, severity, severeness, rigorousness, rigourousnesssomething hard to endure
eventhardshipsomething that causes or entails suffering
hardship > pronunciation
Soundshhaa'rdshihp
Rhymesacquaintanceship ... zip / ZIP: 103 rhymes with ihp...
English > hardship: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of misfortune or affliction.
Example "a life of hardship"
Synonymsadversity, hard knocks
NarrowerafflictionA state of great suffering and distress due to adversity
catastrophe, disasterA state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune
distressA state of adversity (danger or affliction or need)
extremityAn extreme / extreme condition or state (especially of adversity or disease)
ill-beinglack of prosperity or happiness or health
nadir, low-water markAn extreme / extreme state of adversity
victimizationadversity resulting from being made a victim
Broadermisfortune, bad luck, tough luck, ill luckAn unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
Spanishadversidad
Catalanadversitat
English > hardship: 3 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningSomething hard to endure.
Synonymsasperity, grimness, rigor, rigour, severity, severeness, rigorousness, rigourousness
NarrowersternnessThe quality (as of scenery) being grim and gloomy and forbidding / forbidding
Broaderdifficulty, difficultnessThe quality of being difficult
Spanishadustez, rigor, rigurosidad, severidad
Catalanadustesa, dificultats, rigor, severitat
English > hardship: 3 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningSomething that causes or entails suffering.
Examples
  • "I cannot think it a hardship that more indulgence is allowed to men than to women"- James Boswell
  • "the many hardships of frontier life"
Broadermisfortune, bad luckunnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate / unfortunate event
Spanishafán, apuro, desgracia, dificultad, infortunio, molestia
Catalanafany, desgràcia, dificultat, infortuni, molèstia, tràngol

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