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1. adversity

noun. ['ædˈvɝːsɪˌtiː'] a state of misfortune or affliction.

Synonyms

  • hardship
  • nadir
  • hard knocks
  • ill luck
  • bad luck
  • disaster
  • extremity
  • distress
  • victimization
  • misfortune
  • catastrophe
  • low-water mark
  • tough luck
  • ill-being

Antonyms

  • well-being
  • good luck
  • strength
  • pleasure

Etymology

  • adversité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • adversitatem (Latin)

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Rhymes with Adversity

  • diversity

How do you pronounce adversity?

Pronounce adversity as ædˈvərsɪˌti.

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Sentences with adversity


1. Noun, singular or mass
Have your kids choose one historic figure and write a poem discussing her courage in the face of adversity.

Quotes about adversity


1. The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.
- Walt Disney Company, Mulan

2. Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

3. A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.
- Washington Irving

2. adversity

noun. ['ædˈvɝːsɪˌtiː'] a stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event.

Synonyms

  • bad luck

Antonyms

  • ease
  • zenith

Etymology

  • adversité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • adversitatem (Latin)
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