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Meaning of ADVERSITY

Pronunciation:  ad'vursitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event; "a period marked by adversities"
  2. [n]  a state of misfortune or affliction; "debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity"; "a life of hardship"

ADVERSITY is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: hardship
 See Also: affliction, bad luck, bad luck, catastrophe, disaster, distress, extremity, ill luck, ill-being, low-water mark, misfortune, misfortune, nadir, tough luck, victimization



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ad*ver"si*ty\, n.; pl. {Adversities}. [OE. adversite,
F. adversit['e], fr. L. adversitas.]
1. Opposition; contrariety. [Obs.] --Wyclif.

         Adversity is not without comforts and hopes.

Syn: Affliction; distress; misery; disaster; trouble;
     suffering; trial.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of people close to you are in adversity, might indicate that they will be experiencing some degree of difficulty, misfortune and/or bad health in their lives.