1. 1〔苦しみ〕pain; suffering ⇒くつう(苦痛)
    • 苦あれば楽あり[苦は楽の種]
    • ((諺)) No cross, no crown./No pain, no gain.
    • 三重苦
    • a [one's] triple [threefold] handicap/〔比喩的に〕a triple burden
  1. 2〔心配,悩み〕worry, anxiety ((about))
    • 借金を苦にしていた
    • He was worried about his debt.
    • 貧乏なんか一向苦にしない
    • I don't mind poverty [being poor] at all.
    • 暑さなど苦にならない
    • Heat doesn't bother me.
    • 彼女は物事を苦にしない
    • She takes things in (her) stride./She doesn't let things get her down.
  1. 3〔骨折り〕trouble;《文》 toil
    • 苦もなく
    • with no trouble
    • 彼女は苦もなくその迷路を通り抜けた
    • She easily found her way out of the maze.