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Synonyms for hardship
ˈhɑrd ʃɪphard·ship

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hardship

    Misfortune is adverse fortune or any instance thereof, any untoward event, usually of lingering character or consequences, and such as the sufferer is not deemed directly responsible for; as, he had the misfortune to be born blind. Any considerable disappointment, failure, or misfortune, as regards outward circumstances, as loss of fortune, position, and the like, when long continued or attended with enduring consequences, constitutes adversity. For the loss of friends by death we commonly use affliction or bereavement. Calamity and disaster are used of sudden and severe misfortunes, often overwhelming; ill fortune and ill luck, of lighter troubles and failures. We speak of the misery of the poor, the hardships of the soldier. Affliction, chastening, trial, and tribulation have all an especially religious bearing, suggesting some disciplinary purpose of God with beneficent design. Affliction may be keen and bitter, but brief; tribulation is long and wearing. We speak of an affliction, but rarely of a tribulation, since tribulation is viewed as a continuous process, which may endure for years or for a lifetime; but we speak of our daily trials. Compare CATASTROPHE.

    Synonyms:
    adversity, affliction, bereavement, blow, calamity, chastening, chastisement, disappointment, disaster, distress, failure, harm, ill, ill fortune, ill luck, misadventure, mischance, misery, misfortune, mishap, reverse, ruin, sorrow, stroke, trial, tribulation, trouble, visitation

    Antonyms:
    blessing, boon, comfort, consolation, good fortune, good luck, gratification, happiness, joy, pleasure, prosperity, relief, success, triumph

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hardship

    Synonyms:
    trouble, burden, annoyance, grievance, calamity, infliction, endurance, affliction

    Antonyms:
    pleasure, amusement, alleviation, recreation, gratification, relief, assuagement, facilitation, boon, treat

Princeton's WordNet

  1. adversity, hardship, hard knocksnoun

    a state of misfortune or affliction

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

    Synonyms:
    rigor, rigourousness, severeness, adversity, severity, grimness, asperity, rigorousness, rigour, hard knocks

  2. asperity, grimness, hardship, rigor, rigour, severity, severeness, rigorousness, rigourousnessnoun

    something hard to endure

    "the asperity of northern winters"

    Synonyms:
    hardness, cogency, hard knocks, severeness, rigor, austereness, harshness, gruesomeness, asperity, luridness, rigour, stiffness, inclemency, badness, adversity, rigorousness, sharpness, grimness, severity, rigourousness, ghastliness, validity

  3. hardshipnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    rigor, rigourousness, severeness, adversity, severity, grimness, asperity, rigorousness, rigour, hard knocks

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hardshipnoun

    Synonyms:
    toil, fatigue

  2. hardshipnoun

    Synonyms:
    grievance, suffering, trial, affliction, calamity, misfortune, trouble, burden

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hardshipnoun

    Synonyms:
    privation, adversity, affliction, reverse, calamity, disaster, visitation

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How to use hardship in a sentence?

  1. Nicki Ley:

    In life we learn many lessons, not the least of which are those of love. We learn of strength through hardship, the courage of tears, the duty of loyal friendship, and perhaps most importantly, that selfishness is in fact a virtue. In remaining true to self, we are set free.

  2. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier:

    Either Europe stands together and acts with solidarity in times of hardship for hundreds of thousands, or fences and barriers will again be raised, and then the vision of a united Europe crumbles.

  3. Gordana Biernat:

    Happiness is not a reward you get after hardship or suffering. Happiness is something YOU create regardless of the circumstances.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    We also believe that it's important for both, Prime Minister Netanyahu and Israeli elected officials and President Abbas and other people in positions of power, to try to tamp down rhetoric that may feed violence or anger or misunderstanding and try to get all people in Israel and in the West Bank to recognize that this kind of random violence is not going to result in anything other than more hardship and more insecurity.

  5. The British prime minister:

    I thank you because so many millions and millions of people across this country have been doing the right thing, millions going through the hardship of self-isolation faithfully, patiently, and with thought and care for others as well as themselves.

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