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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English herdschipe, hardischipe, equivalent to hard +‎ -ship.

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hardship (countable and uncountable, plural hardships)

  1. Difficulty or trouble; hard times.
    He has survived periods of financial hardship before.

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hardship (third-person singular simple present hardships, present participle hardshipping, simple past and past participle hardshipped)

  1. (transitive) To treat (a person) badly; to subject to hardships.
    • 1969, Tract Series (issues 96-129, page 529)
      [] an adjustment of the income tax could easily produce the twenty millions without hardshipping any industrious person in the community []
    • 1970, Reading Reform Foundation, The Annual Reading Reform Foundation Conference, page 47:
      Although we lost the election by the narrowest of margins, the people of Oregon heard a great deal about education, and particularly about how "look-say" reading instruction was hardshipping Oregon school children.