HyperDic: adversity

English > 2 senses of the word adversity:
NOUNstateadversity, hardship, hard knocksa state of misfortune or affliction
eventadversitya stroke of ill fortune
adversity > pronunciation
Soundsaedver'sihtiy; ahdver'sihtiy
Rhymesability ... zloty: 638 rhymes with tiy...
English > adversity: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of misfortune or affliction.
Example"debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity"
Synonymshardship, hard knocks
NarrowerafflictionA state of great suffering and distress due to adversity
catastrophe, disasterA state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune
distressA state of adversity (danger or affliction or need)
extremityAn extreme / extreme condition or state (especially of adversity or disease)
ill-beinglack of prosperity or happiness or health
nadir, low-water markAn extreme / extreme state of adversity
victimizationadversity resulting from being made a victim
Broadermisfortune, bad luck, tough luck, ill luckAn unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
Spanishadversidad
Catalanadversitat
Adjectivesadversecontrary to your interests / interests or welfare
English > adversity: 2 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event.
Broadermisfortune, bad luckunnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate / unfortunate event
Spanishadversidad
Catalanadversitat
Adjectivesadversecontrary to your interests / interests or welfare

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