Definition of 'hardship'
- a state of misfortune or affliction; "debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity"; "a life of hardship"
Synonyms: adversity hard knocks
- something hard to endure; "the asperity of northern winters"
Synonyms: asperity grimness rigor rigour severity severeness rigorousness rigourousness
- 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"