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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 ?
In this one little was said of the hardships endured, the dangers faced, or the homesickness conquered.
Tal had not sufficiently recovered from the jaguar wounds to go with the party, but the old man, in spite of his years, was hale and hearty and capable of withstanding hardships.
The frame of the white man, judging by such parts as were not concealed by his clothes, was like that of one who had known hardships and exertion from his earliest youth.
Not to speak of the clergyman's health, so inadequate to sustain the hardships of a forest life, his native gifts, his culture, and his entire development would secure him a home only in the midst of civilization and refinement; the higher the state the more delicately adapted to it the man.
We soon found that the country we had come to was very different from our own and that we had many hardships to endure besides the fighting; but many of the men were so fond of their horses that they did everything they could to make them comfortable in spite of snow, wet, and all things out of order.
In addition to all their physical hardships, there was thus a constant strain upon their minds; they were harried all day and nearly all night by worry and fear.
He therefore appeared before Aunt Chloe with a touchingly subdued, resigned expression, like one who has suffered immeasurable hardships in behalf of a persecuted fellow-creature,--enlarged upon the fact that Missis had directed him to come to Aunt Chloe for whatever might be wanting to make up the balance in his solids and fluids,--and thus unequivocally acknowledged her right and supremacy in the cooking department, and all thereto pertaining.
I was not willing to expose the brave fellows to the perils, fatigues, and hardships of that fearful route again if it could be helped.
Death soon ended what little we could have while she lived, and with it her hardships and suffering.
Cannot you invent a few hardships for yourself, and be contented to stay?
They were all in high spirits and good humour, eager to be happy, and determined to submit to the greatest inconveniences and hardships rather than be otherwise.
The fear of failure in these points harassed me worse than the physical hardships of my lot; though these were no trifles.