What does the word hardship mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Charles A. Curtis