hardship hardship  /ˈhɑrd ʃɪp/


  1. (n) a state of misfortune or affliction
  2. (n) something hard to endure
  3. (n) something that causes or entails suffering


  1. Now her main hardship is missing her grandchildren while spending as much as five months a year on the road, taking her save-for-forest drive to cities from Vancouver to Strasbourg.
  2. Those actions constitute a frightening new layer of hardship for those living in already devastated regions, many of whom are dependent on foreign aid for survival.
  3. His personal story demonstrates that strength is built through struggle and hardship, and he shares that strength with tremendous compassion and empathy.


  1. Short sales fall nationwide in first quarter

    NEW PORT RICHEY - Completed short sales, in which lenders allow properties to be sold for less than what is owed on them, fell 10 percent nationwide in the first quarter this year, RealtyTrac reports.Homeowners behind on their mortgages or expecting to run behind because of some hardship prefer short sales to foreclosure and bankruptcy because the remaining debt is forgiven and the homeowners ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Suncoast News Pasco

  2. Native Speakers Inspire Change

    Interior Alaska Native leaders shared stories of hardship and messages of hope during addresses at a conference in Fairbanks yesterday. The annual Rural Providers Conference is aimed at eliminating alcoholism, domestic violence, sexual abuse and suicide through traditional and modern means. Listen Now
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Alaska Public Radio Network

  3. Hardship waivers an inexact science, but Olekaibe likely to get one at UNLV

    On the surface, the NCAA’s hardship waiver was created for a student-athlete just like Kevin Olekaibe, the former Fresno State junior whose father is in Las Vegas hospice care after multiple strokes have left him unable to speak and paralyzed below the waist.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Sun


  1. "There's going to be a harmful affect on many local businesses and it's going to be painful for a lot of folks. But I promise you this, things are going to return to normal. This region that has known a lot of hardship will bounce back just like...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN

  2. "The best way to solve this diplomatically is for the United States to work with other nations to send a focused message and that is that 'you will be isolated and you will have economic hardship if you continue trying to enrich,'" Bush said.
    on Jul 2, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Reuters

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