- [noun] a state of misfortune or affliction; "debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity"; "a life of hardship"
Synonyms: adversity, hard knocks
- [noun] something hard to endure; "the asperity of northern winters"
Synonyms: asperity, grimness, rigor, rigour, severity, rigorousness
- [noun] 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"