I noun adverse circumstances, adverse fortune, affliction, bale, calamitas, calamity, catastrophe, contretemps, difficulty, disaster, distress, hardship, injuriousness, injury, misadventure, mischance, miseria, misfortune, mishap, oppression, perdition, res adversae, ruination, ruinousness, setback, suffering, tragedy, visitation II index accident (misfortune), burden, calamity, casualty, catastrophe, damage, debacle, detriment, disadvantage, disaster, hardship, injury, misfortune, pain, plight, predicament, stress (strain), tragedy, trouble

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  • Adversity — Ad*ver si*ty, n.; pl. {Adversities}. [OE. adversite, F. adversit[ e], fr. L. adversitas.] 1. Opposition; contrariety. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913 Webster] Adversity is not without comforts and hopes. Bacon. [1913 Webster] Syn: Affliction; distress;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adversity — (n.) c.1200, aduersite misfortune, hardship, difficulty, from O.Fr. aversité adversity, calamity, misfortune; hostility, wickedness, malice (Mod.Fr. adversité), from L. adversitatem (nom. adversitas) opposition, from adversus (see ADVERSE (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • adversity — *misfortune, mischance, mishap Analogous words: *trial, tribulation, affliction: *distress, misery, suffering: *poverty, privation, indigence, destitution Antonyms: prosperity Contrasted words: felicity, *h …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • adversity — [n] bad luck, situation affliction, bad break*, bummer*, calamity, can of worms*, catastrophe, clutch, contretemps, crunch*, difficulty, disaster, distress, downer*, drag*, evil eye*, hard knocks*, hardship, hard times, hurting, ill fortune, jam …   New thesaurus

  • adversity — ► NOUN (pl. adversities) ▪ difficulty; misfortune …   English terms dictionary

  • adversity — [ad vʉr′sə tē, ədvʉr′sə tē] n. [ME < OFr adversité, aversite < L adversitas < adversus, ADVERSE] 1. a state of wretchedness or misfortune; poverty and trouble 2. pl. adversities an instance of misfortune; calamity …   English World dictionary

  • adversity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Ill fortune Nouns 1. (difficulty) adversity, affliction; bad, ill, adverse, or hard luck or fortune, Weltschmerz; evil lot; force majeur, frowns of fortune; evil star or genius; ups and downs of life,… …   English dictionary for students

  • adversity — noun VERB + ADVERSITY ▪ be faced with, meet with ▪ When faced with adversity she was never tempted to give up. ▪ overcome, triumph over PREPOSITION ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • Adversity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Adversity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 adversity adversity evil &c. 619 Sgm: N 1 failure failure &c. 732 Sgm: N 1 bad luck bad luck ill luck evil luck adverse luck hard fortune …   English dictionary for students

  • adversity — n. to face; overcome adversity * * * [əd vɜːsɪtɪ] overcome adversity to face …   Combinatory dictionary

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