Hardship vs Shortage - What's the difference?

hardship | shortage |


As nouns the difference between hardship and shortage

is that hardship is (countable or uncountable) difficulty or trouble; hard times while shortage is a lack or deficiency; an insufficient amount.

hardship

English

Noun

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

    shortage

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia shortage) (en noun)
  • A lack or deficiency; an insufficient amount.
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  • , title= Yesterday’s fuel , passage=The dawn of the oil age was fairly recent. Although the stuff was used to waterproof boats in the Middle East 6,000 years ago, extracting it in earnest began only in 1859 after an oil strike in Pennsylvania.

    Antonyms

    * glut * mountain (as in butter mountain)

    See also

    * drought * famine * ration * rationing