ad·ver·si·ty [ad-vur-si-tee] (previously 04-29-13)
noun plural ad·ver·si·ties for 2.
1. adverse fortune or fate; a condition marked by misfortune, calamity, or distress: A friend will show his or her true colors in times of adversity.
2. an adverse or unfortunate event or circumstance: You will meet many adversities in life.
Related Words for adversity
disaster, crunch, misfortune, hardship, sorrow, suffering, mishap, difficulty, calamity, misery, trouble, catastrophe, reverse, clutch, contretemps, poison, trial, drag, jam, bummer
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1. catastrophe, disaster; trouble, misery.
2. See affliction.
Origin: 1200–50; Middle English adversite (< Anglo-French ) < Latin adversitas. See adverse, -ity
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