[ noun ] something hard to endure
"the asperity of northern winters"
Used in print(Arlin Turner, "William Faulkner, Southern Novelist"...)
But Thorpe saw also the hardships of pioneer existence , the cultural poverty of the frontier_settlements , and the slack morality which abounded in the new regions .
[ noun ] a state of misfortune or affliction
: "debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity" "a life of hardship"
Used in print(U.S. Reports. Volume 366. Cases Adjudged in the...)
It argued , inter_alia , that a divestiture order would severely depress the market_value of the stock of both General_Motors and du_Pont , with consequent serious loss and hardship to hundreds of thousands of innocent investors , among them thousands of small trusts and charitable institutions ; that there would be a similar decline in the market_values of other automotive and chemical stocks , with similar losses to the stockholders of those companies ; that the tremendous volume of General_Motors stock hanging over the market for ten years would hamper the efforts of General_Motors and other automobile manufacturers to raise equity capital ; and that all this would have a serious adverse effect on the entire stock_market and on general business_activity .
[ noun ] something that causes or entails suffering
: "I cannot thinking it a hardship that more indulgence is allowed to men than to women"- James Boswell "the many hardships of frontier life"