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Meaning of “hardship” in the English Dictionary

"hardship" in American English

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hardshipnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈhɑrdˌʃɪp/
a ​condition of ​life that ​causesdifficulty or ​suffering: [U] The 1930s were a ​time of high ​unemployment and ​economic hardship.
(Definition of hardship from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"hardship" in Business English

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hardshipnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈhɑːdʃɪp/
a ​condition that causes difficulty or suffering, for ​example, being without a ​job or enough ​money: financial/economic hardship The ​price of cooking ​gasincreased five-fold, worsening the ​economic hardship. extreme/​real/severe hardship The ​Commission does not believe that the ​proposedrulechange will pose an ​undue hardship on ​venturecapitalfirms.
(Definition of hardship from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hardship”
in Chinese (Simplified) 艰苦,困难…
in Turkish zorluk, güçlük, sıkıntılı olma…
in Russian трудности, лишения…
in Chinese (Traditional) 艱苦,困難…
in Polish trudności, trudność…
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