Hardship vs. Tribulation

Hardship vs. Tribulation — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Hardship and Tribulation

Hardshipnoun

The condition of lacking necessities or comforts; privation or suffering.

Tribulationnoun

Great affliction, trial, or distress; suffering

a time of great tribulation.

Hardshipnoun

A thing or circumstance that causes ongoing or persistent suffering or difficulty

"Hives are a great hardship, but they will not injure your vital organs" (Andrew Weil).

Tribulationnoun

An experience that tests one's endurance, patience, or faith.

Hardshipnoun

Difficulty or trouble; hard times.

He has survived periods of financial hardship before.

Tribulationnoun

Any adversity; a trying period or event.

Hardshipverb

(transitive) To treat (a person) badly; to subject to hardships.

Tribulationnoun

an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event;

his mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for himlife is full of tribulationsa visitation of the plague

Hardshipnoun

a state of misfortune or affliction;

debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversitya life of hardship

Hardshipnoun

something hard to endure;

the asperity of northern winters

Hardshipnoun

something that causes or entails suffering;

I cannot think it a hardship that more indulgence is allowed to men than to womenthe many hardships of frontier life