Definition of Adversity in English :

Define Adversity in English

Adversity meaning in English

Meaning of Adversity in English

Pronunciation of Adversity in English

Adversity pronunciation in English

Pronounce Adversity in English


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1. adversity, hard knocks, hardship

a state of misfortune or affliction

Example Sentences:
'debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity'
'a life of hardship'

2. adversity

a stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event

Example Sentences:
'a period marked by adversities'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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noun plural -ties
distress; affliction; hardship
an unfortunate event or incident

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see synonyms of adversity
a state of wretchedness or misfortune; poverty and trouble
2. Word forms: plural adˈversities
an instance of misfortune; calamity

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see synonyms of adversity
n. pl. ad·ver·si·ties
1. A state of hardship or affliction; misfortune.
2. A calamitous event.

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