Synonyms for hardship

Synonyms for (noun) hardship

Synonyms: asperity, severeness, severity, hardship, grimness, rigor, rigorousness, rigour, rigourousness

Definition: something hard to endure

Usage: the asperity of northern winters

Similar words: difficultness, difficulty

Definition: the quality of being difficult

Usage: they agreed about the difficulty of the climb


Synonyms: hardship

Definition: something that causes or entails suffering

Usage: I cannot think it a hardship that more indulgence is allowed to men than to women- James Boswell; the many hardships of frontier life

Similar words: misfortune, bad luck

Definition: unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event


Synonyms: adversity, hard knocks, hardship

Definition: a state of misfortune or affliction

Usage: debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity; a life of hardship

Similar words: misfortune, tough luck, ill luck, bad luck

Definition: an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes