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hardship

hard·ship

hardship

pronunciation:
hard shIp
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a condition of severe want, poverty, or suffering.
His family had known great hardship during the war.
synonyms:
deprivation, destitution, indigence, poverty, suffering, want
antonyms:
ease
similar words:
adversity, difficulty, distress, privation, travail, tribulation
definition 2: a particular instance or cause of such a condition.
Poverty is one of the hardships that the country faces.Losing her husband was a tremendous hardship for her and her family.
synonyms:
misfortune, ordeal, trial, tribulation
similar words:
burden, mischance, mishap, setback, sorrow, tragedy