Danger vs Hardship - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between danger and hardship
is that danger
is (obsolete) ability to harm; someone's dominion or power to harm or penalise see in one's danger, below while hardship
is (countable or uncountable) difficulty or trouble; hard times.
As a verb danger
is (obsolete) to claim liability.
(obsolete) Ability to harm; someone's dominion or power to harm or penalise. See In one's danger, below.
* Robynson (More's Utopia)
- "You stand within his danger , do you not?" (Shakespeare, ''Merchant of Venice'', 4:1:180)
* 1526 , Bible , tr. William Tyndale, Matthew V:
- Covetousness of gains hath brought [them] in danger of this statute.
(obsolete) Difficulty; sparingness.
- Thou shalt not kyll. Whosoever shall kyll, shalbe in daunger of iudgement.
(obsolete) Coyness; disdainful behavior.
(obsolete) A place where one is in the hands of the enemy.
Exposure to liable harm.
An instance or cause of liable harm.
- "Danger is a good teacher, and makes apt scholars" ((William Hazlitt), ''Table talk'').
- "Two territorial questions..unsettled..each of which was a positive danger to the peace of Europe" (''Times'', 5 Sept. 3/2).
- "We put a Sting in him, / That at his will he may doe danger with" (Shakespeare, ''Julius Caesar'', 2:1:17).
* See also
* kicking in danger
(obsolete) To claim liability.
(obsolete) To imperil; to endanger.
(obsolete) To run the risk.
* Oxford English Dictionary
(countable or uncountable) Difficulty or trouble; hard times.
- He has survived periods of financial hardship before.