Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hard_knocks

1 sense of hard knocks

Sense 1
adversity, hardship, hard knocks -- (a state of misfortune or affliction; "debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity"; "a life of hardship")
       => misfortune, bad luck, tough luck, ill luck -- (an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes)

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