Definition of 'hardship'
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Despite years of economic hardship due to Western sanctions, the country is not cheap. The Sun (2016)Despite years of economic hardship due to Western sanctions, the country is not cheap. The Sun (2016)The demise of those empires has had heavy costs in reputation but little in personal hardship. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Many face genuine hardship at the most vulnerable moment of their lives. The Sun (2008)Through no fault of their own they face hardship for life. The Sun (2006)The generous payments are controversial at a time of economic hardship. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They have a short life expectancy because of the hardship they endure. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Yet kindness is not enough to allay the many hardships that he suffers. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Britain appeared to be shedding her responsibilities and burdens with grace and little hardship. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)He maintained a philosophical attitude to adversity and personal hardship throughout his life. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That would be scant consolation for the economic hardship that would follow. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But financial hardship has forced many to use their reserves to make ends meet. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But experiencing a life of hardship prompts her to give away a quarter of a million pounds! The Sun (2010)His reform programme caused economic hardship and ran into much criticism from more conservative elements. Twentieth Century History - Basic Facts (1985)And it is their stories that encourage so many others to endure danger and hardship to reach our shores. The Sun (2009)Apart from the possible financial hardship of retirement many find it hard to adjust to having little to do. Introduction to Social Administration in Britain (1990)He has long argued that globalisation and free trade are benign forces that help to lift people out of hardship. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Many suffered appalling hardship and 21 died. Times, Sunday Times (2014)If it was a van or lorry driver he would lose his job, causing hardship for his family. The Sun (2016)Cuts are having a significant impact, and there is real hardship ahead for people with a learning disability. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Whether a single mom or in a family facing economic hardship, many moms are worried about having enough food. Christianity Today (2000)While the tools of violence have changed the outcome remains the same - killing, suffering and hardship. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Yet the chief executives of the biggest charities in Britain know little of such hardship and come largely from privileged homes, research suggests. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'hardship'
British English: hardship NOUN
Hardship is a situation in which your life is difficult or unpleasant, often because you do not have enough money.
Many people are suffering economic hardship.
Definition of hardship from the Collins English Dictionary
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