1. [ noun ] something hard to endure
Synonyms: rigor grimness rigour severity rigorousness asperity

"the asperity of northern winters"

Related terms: difficulty
2. [ noun ] a state of misfortune or affliction
Synonyms: adversity hard_knocks

: "debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity" "a life of hardship"

Related terms: misfortune trouble catastrophe nadir victimization extremity affliction ill-being
3. [ noun ] something that causes or entails suffering

: "I cannot thinking it a hardship that more indulgence is allowed to men than to women"- James Boswell "the many hardships of frontier life"

Related terms: misfortune
Similar spelling:   hard_disk