Synonyms and related words:
adverse circumstances, adversity, affliction, aggravation, annoyance, asperity, austerity, bad luck, blight, broken fortune, bummer, care, cross, curse, danger, deprivation, difficulties, difficulty, discomfort, distress, downer, drudgery, embarrassment, genteel poverty, hard knocks, hard life, hard lot, hard pinch, hardcase, hardness, hazard, ill fortune, impecuniosity, impecuniousness, insolvency, irritation, light purse, mischance, misery, misfortune, narrow means, peril, plight, poorness, poverty, predicament, pressure, privation, rigor, sea of troubles, slender means, straitened circumstances, straits, stress, stress of life, suffering, tight squeeze, toil, travail, trial, tribulation, trouble, troubles, unhappiness, unprosperousness, vale of tears, vicissitude, voluntary poverty, vows of poverty, want

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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  • hardship — I noun adversity, affliction, misfortune, suffering, travail II index adversity, burden, calamity, casualty, catastrophe, damage …   Law dictionary

  • Hardship — Hard ship (h[aum]rd sh[i^]p), n. That which is hard to bear, as toil, privation, injury, injustice, etc. Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hardship — (n.) c.1200, quality of being hard, from HARD (Cf. hard) + SHIP (Cf. ship). Meaning disadvantage, suffering, privation is c.1400 …   Etymology dictionary

  • hardship — rigor, vicissitude, *difficulty Analogous words: adversity, *misfortune, mischance: peril, *danger, jeopardy, hazard: *trial, tribulation, affliction: toil, travail, drudgery (see WORK) Contrasted words: ease, comfort (see REST) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • hardship — [n] personal burden accident, adversity, affliction, asperity, austerity, calamity, case, catastrophe, curse, danger, destitution, difficulty, disaster, discomfort, distress, drudgery, fatigue, grief, grievance, hard knocks*, hazard, Herculean… …   New thesaurus

  • hardship — ► NOUN ▪ severe suffering or privation …   English terms dictionary

  • hardship — [härd′ship΄] n. [ME heardschipe: see HARD & SHIP] 1. hard circumstances of life 2. a thing hard to bear; specific cause of discomfort or suffering, as poverty, pain, etc. SYN. DIFFICULTY …   English World dictionary

  • hardship — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ appalling (BrE), considerable, extreme, genuine (esp. BrE), great, real, severe ▪ undue, unnecessary (esp. BrE …   Collocations dictionary

  • hardship — n. 1) to bear, suffer, undergo hardship 2) to overcome a hardship 3) a hardship to + inf. (it was a real hardship for her to get to work on time) * * * [ hɑːdʃɪp] suffer undergo hardship to . overcome a hardship to bear a hardship to + inf. (it… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • hardship — UK [ˈhɑː(r)dʃɪp] / US [ˈhɑrdˌʃɪp] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms hardship : singular hardship plural hardships a) a situation in which life is very difficult, usually because you do not have enough money Even slight rent increases would… …   English dictionary

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