appalling (BrE), considerable, extreme, genuine (esp. BrE), great, real, severe
undue, unnecessary (esp. BrE)
economic, financial, material (esp. AmE), personal, physical
bear, endure, experience, face, suffer, survive

a close community which makes these hardships easier to bear

Students may suffer severe financial hardship as a result of the government's decision.

They have already survived considerable hardship.

fund (BrE)
payment (BrE)

The union made hardship payments to some of the sacked workers.

in hardship

They are living in genuine hardship.

without hardship

They could improve our conditions without undue hardship for themselves.

hardship among

widespread hardship among students

hardship to

The cold was no real hardship to me.

times of hardship

In times of economic hardship, companies cut back on training.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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