A cause of privation or suffering. See Synonyms at difficulty.(noun)
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Use "hardship" in a sentence
"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."