hardship (plural hardships)
- (countable or uncountable) Difficulty or trouble; hard times.
- He has survived periods of financial hardship before.
difficulty or trouble
- Arabic: مَشَقَّة f (mašaqqa)
- Catalan: dificultats (ca) f pl
- Mandarin: 困難 (zh), 困难 (zh) (kùnnan)
- Dutch: ellende (nl) f
- Faroese: trupulleikar m pl
- Finnish: vaikeus (fi), vastoinkäyminen (fi), vaiva (fi)
- French: difficultés (fr) f pl, misère (fr) f
- Georgian: სირთულეები (sirtuleebi)
- German: Härte (de) f, Not (de) f, Entbehrung (de) f, Mühsal (de) f, Elend (de) n, Beschwernis (de) f
- Ancient: μόχθος m (mókhthos)
- Icelandic: þrengingar f pl
- Ido: privaco (io), sufro (io)
- Italian: avversità, difficoltà (it)
- Japanese: 苦難 (ja) (くなん, kunan), 苦しみ (くるしみ, kurushimi), 難儀 (ja) (なんぎ, nangi)
hardship (third-person singular simple present hardships, present participle hardshipping, simple past and past participle hardshipped)
- (transitive) To treat (a person) badly; to subject to hardships.
- 1969, Tract Series (issues 96-129, page 529)
- […] an adjustment of the income tax could easily produce the twenty millions without hardshipping any industrious person in the community […]
- 1970, Reading Reform Foundation, The Annual Reading Reform Foundation Conference (page 47)
- Although we lost the election by the narrowest of margins, the people of Oregon heard a great deal about education, and particularly about how "look-say" reading instruction was hardshipping Oregon school children.