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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. Tam Tri:

    Whenever I am contacted about a death, I can speak only two words: 'Why?' and 'Again?' these young people … were living in great poverty in remote rural areas and their parents were suffering hardship.

  2. Prashant Agarwal:

    Pain is that teacher who teaches you to be strong; to be that kind of a person who can face the toughest challenges in the hardest situations. Suffering Is that treasure which makes you vigorous and helps you to survive in the most darkest of the time. Hardship is that endeavour which will never go in vein. It is that effort which shall help you to grow and to reach to your ultimate goal. And Failure is that chance which gives you the opportunity to rediscover and improve yourself.

  3. Kang Eun-jung:

    I believe letting people know about the hardship of North Korea through My Way can be helpful for my people in North Korea.

  4. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop:

    This is a brutal organization dedicated to creating misery and hardship, its activities of beheadings and executions and crucifixions all take us back to the dark ages.

  5. Sallust:

    For men who had easily endured hardship, danger and difficult uncertainty, leisure and riches, though in some ways desirable, proved burdensome and a source of grief.


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