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

3 senses of hardship

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)

Sense 2
asperity, grimness, hardship, rigor, rigour, severity, severeness, rigorousness, rigourousness -- (something hard to endure; "the asperity of northern winters")
       => difficulty, difficultness -- (the quality of being difficult; "they agreed about the difficulty of the climb")

Sense 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)

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