Definition of hardship noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

hardship

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈhɑrdʃɪp//
 
[uncountable, countable]
 
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a situation that is difficult and unpleasant because you do not have enough money, food, clothes, etc. economic/financial, etc. hardship People suffered many hardships during that long winter. The two men endured great hardship during their trek across Antarctica. It was no hardship to walk home on such a beautiful night.
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