hardscrabble definition

  • adjective:
    • receiving a bare subsistence, as in the land; limited: the sharecropper's hardscrabble life.
    • Of or regarding secure that takes plenty of work in order to farm and also after that is not too effective.
    • scarcely fulfilling a lower standard
  • noun:
    • Barren or marginal farmland.

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