Adjective "hardship" definition and examples

(Hardship may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈhɑːdʃɪp/

Definitions and examples

noun

Severe suffering or privation.
  1. count noun 'the shared hardships of wartime'
  2. 'It redirects funds made through business into combating poverty and hardship for children.'
  3. 'No, but the union can support its members if they suffer financial hardship.'
  4. 'If this guy stays there will be some kind of suffering and if he goes, that hardship will be twofold.'
  5. 'Both men are currently off sick with stress and also suffering financial hardship.'
  6. 'Gandhi on the other hand was aware of the difficulties, hardships, and suffering that was to come.'
  7. 'For a man who has suffered genuine hardship, our reaction over the past week must seem almost obscene.'
  8. 'Life was often difficult for the Kite family and they suffered many setbacks and hardships.'
  9. 'Only in this way can he lead the people of Keembe to defeat endemic poverty and hardship.'
  10. 'During one of these periods of hardship the estate was purchased by the Du Boulay family.'

More definitions

1. a condition that is difficult to endure; suffering; deprivation; oppression: a life of hardship.

2. an instance or cause of this; something hard to bear, as a deprivation, lack of comfort, or constant toil or danger: They faced bravely the many hardships of frontier life.

More examples(as adjective)

"companies can be hardship."