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Synonyms for hardship
ˈhɑrd ʃɪphard·ship

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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms3.7 / 3 votes

  1. hardship

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

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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. hardshipnoun

    Synonyms:
    toil, fatigue

  2. hardshipnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. hardshipnoun

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

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How to use hardship in a sentence?

  1. Kurt Kovarik:

    Granting favors to refiners that aren't really facing an economic hardship is just one of the multiple problems with EPA's handling of small refinery exemptions, the memo clearly shows that EPA continues to disregard the recommendations of DOE.

  2. John Cheney II:

    These were not built for comfort. They crammed five or six people in some of these vehicles and sent them off in hardship to protect ourselves and protect our liberty and our freedom, it brings back a lot of memories and I wanted to show these guys what I used to do.

  3. Robert Tibbo:

    The Hong Kong government has intentionally targeted these three families for screening, immediate screening, and this has created a real hardship for these families, the process that they were afforded clearly was unfair.

  4. Chairman Scott:

    The minimum wage today is one of the clearest examples of how weak labor standards can impose constant unrelenting hardship on millions of workers and their families.

  5. Maria Garcia:

    , it's been a tough fight to put up a home in the midst of hardship, but we never gave in nor let ourselves be swept away by sadness.


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