- conditions of life difficult to endure
- something that causes suffering or privation
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Translations for 'hardship'
- British English: hardship Hardship is a situation in which your life is difficult or unpleasant, often because you do not have enough money. NOUNMany people are suffering economic hardship.
- Brazilian Portuguese: privação
- Chinese: 困境
- European Spanish: apuros
- French: difficultés
- German: Not
- Italian: difficoltà
- Japanese: 苦労
- Korean: 역경
- Portuguese: privação
- Spanish: dificultades
Example Sentences Including 'hardship'
Conservatives are instinctively inclined towards civic responsibility and have through the ages put forward policies to alleviate hardship.
Flawed or not, an extra hour in this strange realm is no hardship at all.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Harry's `hardship" posting was to Cairo, and it was no hardship at all.
The Ambassador's Women
If there was much hardship in nineteenth-century England, there was no general famine.
THE FOUR NATIONS: A History of the United Kingdom (2002)
Narabia was, in the Foreign and Colonial Office classification, a ` hardship nation".
On one side are conservative academics who believe there should be absolute measures that define a state of dire hardship.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Personal income growth is one of the classic characteristics of a recovery following the rigours and hardship of recession.
She was obliged to trust to it, but that was no great hardship.
Such was Wicklow's hardship yesterday that only the mischievous would retell their limitations.
Irish Times (2002)
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