Definition of hardship:
luridness, sharpness, bereavement, rigor, severity, rigorousness, failure, easy, harm, rigour, harshness, reverse, austereness, validity, cogency, ill luck, inclemency, ghastliness, sorrow, chastisement, ruin, blow, disappointment, badness, hardness, mischance, chastening, stroke, visitation, heavy sledding, severeness, grimness, ill fortune, hard knocks, worry, rigourousness, gruesomeness, asperity, accident, stiffness, adversity, vicissitude, ill.
adversity (part of speech: noun)
- hard luck,
- bad luck,
- hard times,
- rainy day,
- poverty (part of speech: noun)
I see men who have been brought up to despise every hardship, and face every danger; who are accustomed to observe their ranks, to obey their leader, to take every advantage of their enemy, and to fall dead in their places, rather than to turn their backs.- "The History of Sandford and Merton", Thomas Day.
- "History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas", Prescott, William Hickling.
- "The Crisis, Complete", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 6, 2009.