Danger vs Hardship - What's the difference?

danger | hardship |

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.




(en noun)
  • (obsolete) Ability to harm; someone's dominion or power to harm or penalise. See In one's danger, below.
  • "You stand within his danger , do you not?" (Shakespeare, ''Merchant of Venice'', 4:1:180)
  • * Robynson (More's Utopia)
  • Covetousness of gains hath brought [them] in danger of this statute.
  • (obsolete) Liability.
  • * 1526 , Bible , tr. William Tyndale, Matthew V:
  • Thou shalt not kyll. Whosoever shall kyll, shalbe in daunger of iudgement.
  • (obsolete) Difficulty; sparingness.
  • (Chaucer)
  • (obsolete) Coyness; disdainful behavior.
  • (Chaucer)
  • (obsolete) A place where one is in the hands of the enemy.
  • Exposure to liable harm.
  • "Danger is a good teacher, and makes apt scholars" ((William Hazlitt), ''Table talk'').
  • An instance or cause of liable harm.
  • "Two territorial questions..unsettled..each of which was a positive danger to the peace of Europe" (''Times'', 5 Sept. 3/2).
  • Mischief.
  • "We put a Sting in him, / That at his will he may doe danger with" (Shakespeare, ''Julius Caesar'', 2:1:17).


    * See also

    Derived terms

    * kicking in danger


    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To claim liability.
  • (obsolete) To imperil; to endanger.
  • (obsolete) To run the risk.
  • References

    * Oxford English Dictionary


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    (en noun)
  • (countable or uncountable) Difficulty or trouble; hard times.
  • He has survived periods of financial hardship before.