Part of speech: noun

Something hard to endure, as exposure or injustice.

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Usage examples "hardship":

  1. Too feeble to endure the hardship of prison life, she died in jail before the day for her trial. - "Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism", Allen Putnam.
  2. There was doubtless a tinge of bitterness in the joke; for Macklin's early experience had been a severe and trying one, in the gaunt school of poverty and hardship. - "Curiosities of Impecuniosity", H. G. Somerville.
  3. The boy corporals found it a hardship to be wakened out of a sound sleep to wash and dress by starlight and sit down to a breakfast- table lighted by dim lanterns. - "Captured by the Navajos", Charles A. Curtis.