from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Extreme privation; suffering.
- n. A cause of privation or suffering. See Synonyms at difficulty.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Difficulty or trouble; hard times.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That which is hard to bear, as toil, privation, injury, injustice, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Severe labor or want; suffering or excessive toil, physical or mental; adversity; affliction; also, anything that exacts physical or mental endurance.
- n. Hard treatment; injury; oppression; injustice.
- n. Synonyms Trial, burden, grievance, trouble.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a state of misfortune or affliction
- n. something that causes or entails suffering
- n. something hard to endure
I have read quite a few of good craft books, but the main hardship is to put those things in practice day after day, especially because sometimes, it is quite difficult to DO those things, even though one understand the theory.
Therefore it follows that zombies will be ascendant in times of economic plenty (bull markets, "The Great Moderation"); whereas vampires will be ascendant in times of economic woe, when we suspect that our hardship is the result of betrayal and exploitation by the rich and powerful.
I-- well, we're in, I guess, classified what they call a hardship case.
I believe the Icelandic people are willing and able to undergo hardship to help our country recover from the catastrophic collapse, as long as the hardship is spread throughout the population, and those who unjustly profited from their decisions are put in their place.
That Myanmar refugees and undocumented migrant workers face hardship is well known among Malaysians.
We know what an adjustment and near-term hardship it will be for us to retrace this tragic path that was forged without our permission.
Same hardship remuneration applies, while people incrementally, with six month at a time decreases in hardship assistance, learn to adopt.
Economic hardship is being cited more often as a reason why America's youth run away from home, says a report out today.
The executives who decide to take capital to remote locations suffer no personal hardship from the fact that a factory that could have been built in America won't be -- or a factory that was in America will be closed and replaced by a Third World site.
We pay into the funds to use in hardship and emergency.