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hard·ship

 (härd′shĭp′)
n.
1. The condition of lacking necessities or comforts; privation or suffering.
2. A thing or circumstance that causes ongoing or persistent suffering or difficulty: "Hives are a great hardship, but they will not injure your vital organs" (Andrew Weil). See Synonyms at difficulty.

hardship

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

hard•ship

(ˈhɑrd ʃɪp)

n.
1. a condition that is difficult to endure; suffering; deprivation; oppression.
2. an instance or cause of this; something hard to bear.
[1175–1225]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hardship - a state of misfortune or afflictionhardship - a state of misfortune or affliction; "debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity"; "a life of hardship"
ill-being - lack of prosperity or happiness or health
bad luck, ill luck, tough luck, misfortune - an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
disaster, catastrophe - a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune; "lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system"; "his policies were a disaster"
extremity - an extreme condition or state (especially of adversity or disease)
distress - a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need); "a ship in distress"; "she was the classic maiden in distress"
affliction - a state of great suffering and distress due to adversity
victimization - adversity resulting from being made a victim; "his victimization infuriated him"
low-water mark, nadir - an extreme state of adversity; the lowest point of anything
2.hardship - something hard to endurehardship - something hard to endure; "the asperity of northern winters"
difficultness, difficulty - the quality of being difficult; "they agreed about the difficulty of the climb"
sternness - the quality (as of scenery) being grim and gloomy and forbidding; "the sternness of his surroundings made him uncomfortable"
3.hardship - 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"
misfortune, bad luck - unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event

hardship

hardship

noun
Something that obstructs progress and requires great effort to overcome:
asperity, difficulty, rigor, vicissitude (often used in plural).
Idioms: a hard nut to crack, a hard row to hoe, heavy sledding.
Translations
صُعوبَة، ألَم، مُعاناه
utrpení
modgang
erfiîleikar, hrakningar

hardship

[ˈhɑːdʃɪp]
A. N (= deprivation) → privación f; (financial) → apuro m; (= condition of life) → miseria f
to suffer hardship(s)pasar apuros
it's no hardship to him (to give up the car)no le cuesta nada (dejar de usar el coche)
B. CPD hardship clause N (Jur) → cláusula f de salvaguarda

hardship

[ˈhɑːrdʃɪp] népreuves fpl, privations fpl
the hardship experienced by many who are out of work → les épreuves qu'endurent beaucoup de gens sans emploi, les privations qu'endurent beaucoup de gens sans emploi
economic hardship (for country)difficultés mpl économiques; (for person)problèmes mpl d'argent
to suffer hardship → traverser des épreuves
Many people are suffering economic hardship → Beaucoup de gens ont des difficultés financières.
it's no hardship to do sth → ce n'est pas la mer à boire de faire qchhard shoulder n (British)bande f d'arrêt d'urgencehard up hard-up adj (= not well-off) → sans le sou, fauché(e)

hardship

n (= condition)Not f, → Elend nt; (= instance)Härte f; (= deprivation)Entbehrung f; economic/financial hardshipwirtschaftliche/finanzielle Not; to suffer great hardshipsgroße Not leiden; the hardships of wardas Elend/die Entbehrungen des Kriegs; is that such a great hardship?ist das wirklich ein solches Unglück?; it was no hardship at alles hat überhaupt keine Mühe gemacht; if it’s not too much (of a) hardship for you … (also iro)wenn es dir nichts ausmacht or nicht zu viel Mühe macht; the hardship(s) of life in the countrydie Entbehrungen pldes Landlebens

hardship

[ˈhɑːdʃɪp] nprivazioni fpl, avversità f inv; (suffering) → sofferenze fpl
a life of hardship → una vita di sacrifici e privazioni

hard

(haːd) adjective
1. firm; solid; not easy to break, scratch etc. The ground is too hard to dig.
2. not easy to do, learn, solve etc. Is English a hard language to learn?; He is a hard man to please.
3. not feeling or showing kindness. a hard master.
4. (of weather) severe. a hard winter.
5. having or causing suffering. a hard life; hard times.
6. (of water) containing many chemical salts and so not easily forming bubbles when soap is added. The water is hard in this part of the country.
adverb
1. with great effort. He works very hard; Think hard.
2. with great force; heavily. Don't hit him too hard; It was raining hard.
3. with great attention. He stared hard at the man.
4. to the full extent; completely. The car turned hard right.
ˈharden verb
to make or become hard. Don't touch the toffee till it hardens; Try not to harden your heart against him.
ˈhardness noun
ˈhardship noun
(something which causes) pain, suffering etc. a life full of hardship.
ˈhard-and-fast adjective
(of rules) that can never be changed or ignored.
ˈhard-back noun
a book with a hard cover. Hard-backs are more expensive than paperbacks.
ˌhard-ˈboiled adjective
(of eggs) boiled until the white and the yolk are solid.
hardˈdisk noun
a device that is fixed inside a computer and is used for storing information.
ˈhard-earned adjective
earned by hard work or with difficulty. I deserve every penny of my hard-earned wages.
ˌhard-ˈheaded adjective
practical; shrewd; not influenced by emotion. a hard-headed businessman.
ˌhard-ˈhearted adjective
not feeling or showing pity or kindness. a hard-hearted employer.
ˈhardware noun
1. metal goods such as pots, tools etc. This shop sells hardware.
2. the mechanical parts of a computer.
ˌhard-ˈwearing adjective
that will not wear out easily. a hard-wearing fabric.
be hard on
1. to punish or criticize severely. Don't be too hard on the boy – he's too young to know that he was doing wrong.
2. to be unfair to. If you punish all the children for the broken window it's a bit hard on those who had nothing to do with it.
hard at it
busy doing (something). I've been hard at it all day, trying to get this report finished.
hard done by
unfairly treated. You should complain to the headmaster if you feel hard done by.
hard lines/luck
bad luck. Hard lines/luck! I'm afraid you haven't won this time; It's hard luck that he broke his leg.
hard of hearing
rather deaf. He is a bit hard of hearing now.
a hard time (of it)
trouble, difficulty, worry etc. The audience gave the speaker a hard time of it at the meeting; The speaker had a hard time (of it) trying to make himself heard.
hard up
not having much especially money. I'm a bit hard up at the moment; I'm hard up for envelopes.

hardship

n. sufrimiento, privación, penalidad.
References in classic literature ?
To preach, standing in the pulpit before the people, was always a hardship for him and from Wednesday morning until Saturday evening he thought of nothing but the two sermons that must be preached on Sunday.
Come, friend, don't be mournful for the colt; 'twas an innocent thing, and had not seen much hardship.
What would be hardship and distress and injustice in his own class, is a cool matter of course in another one.
We tramped through the darkness and the drenching summer rain full three miles, and reached "The Naturalist Tavern" in the village of Hirschhorn just an hour before midnight, almost exhausted from hardship, fatigue, and terror.
It presently appeared that in their early youth they had known poverty and hardship.
Woodhouse thought it no hardship for either James or the horses.
Elinor could hardly keep her countenance as she assented to the hardship of such an obligation.
Yes; Thomas had heard the concert; he had been paid for to go in at the back; it was a loud concert; it was a hot concert; it was described at the top of the bills as Grand; whether it was worth traveling sixteen miles to hear by railway, with the additional hardship of going back nineteen miles by road, at half-past one in the morning -- was a question which he would leave his master and the young ladies to decide; his own opinion, in the meantime, being unhesitatingly, No.
Of unjust treatment in detention and hardship, and in cruel separation from his wife and child, he foreshadowed the likelihood, or the certainty; but, beyond this, he dreaded nothing distinctly.
I thought that if I had been he, I would have tried to do it, at the cost of almost any hardship.
They would not think it a hardship to walk a mile and a half, or twenty miles, to a public-house, but when they go to their work they think it dreadful to have to walk a yard.
All crimes against the state, are punished here with the utmost severity; but, if the person accused makes his innocence plainly to appear upon his trial, the accuser is immediately put to an ignominious death; and out of his goods or lands the innocent person is quadruply recompensed for the loss of his time, for the danger he underwent, for the hardship of his imprisonment, and for all the charges he has been at in making his defence; or, if that fund be deficient, it is largely supplied by the crown.