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Noun hardship has 3 senses
  1. adversity, hardship, hard knocks - a state of misfortune or affliction; "debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity"; "a life of hardship"
    --1 is a kind of misfortune, bad luck, tough luck, ill luck
    --1 has particulars:
     ill-being; catastrophe, disaster; extremity; distress; affliction; victimization; nadir, low-water mark
  2. asperity, grimness, hardship, rigor, rigour, severity, rigorousness - something hard to endure; "the asperity of northern winters"
    --2 is a kind of difficulty, difficultness
  3. hardship - something that causes or entails suffering; "I cannot think it a hardship that more indulgence is allowed to men than to women"- James Boswell; "the many hardships of frontier life"
    --3 is a kind of
    misfortune, bad luck
hardliner hardly hardly a hardman hardness hardons hardpan hardscrabble hardship hardship in adjective hardship synonyms hardships hardstem bulrush hardstemmed bulrush hardtack hardtop hardtops

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