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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hardship  \Hard"ship\,  n. 
  That  which  is  hard  to  hear,  as  toil,  privation,  injury, 
  injustice,  etc  --Swift. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hardship 
  n  1:  a  state  of  misfortune  or  affliction:  "debt-ridden  farmers 
  struggling  with  adversity";  "a  life  of  hardship"  [syn:  {adversity}] 
  2:  something  hard  to  endure;  "the  asperity  of  northern  winters" 
  [syn:  {asperity},  {grimness},  {rigor},  {rigour},  {severity}, 
  {rigorousness}] 
  3:  something  that  causes  or  entails  suffering:  "I  cannot 
  thinking  it  a  hardship  that  more  more  indulgence  is 
  allowed  to  men  than  to  women"-  James  Boswell;  "the  many 
  hardships  of  frontier  life" 




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