1. a state of misfortune or affliction

- a life of hardship

Similar word(s): adversity

Definition categories: state, misfortune

2. something hard to endure

Similar word(s): asperity, grimness, rigor, rigorousness, rigour, severeness, severity

Definition categories: attribute, difficultness, difficulty

3. something that causes or entails suffering

- I cannot think it a hardship that more indulgence is allowed to men than to women

- the many hardships of frontier life

Definition categories: event, misfortune

Sentences with hardship as a noun:

- He has survived periods of financial hardship before.