Noun Adversity Definition and Examples







A difficult or unpleasant situation.
  1. count noun 'she overcame many adversities'
  2. 'He is a man who has had to face up to adversity and he has done so with determination and dignity.'
  3. 'They want a better life, and they're prepared to face adversity to get it.'
  4. 'The next 12 months will be crucial in establishing whether he can cope with adversity.'
  5. 'The team has suffered through some adversity, but they seem to be the better for it.'
  6. 'The history of man, which is peppered with triumph over adversity, has been a long and difficult one.'
  7. 'Something about these teams seems to draw them together in adversity.'
  8. 'They showed that they can stare adversity in the face and still come out on top.'
  9. 'Here are real stories of courage against adversity which reveal rich personalities who have much to offer.'
  10. 'What they all share is a triumph of the human spirit in adversity.'
  11. 'In both, the aim is to overcome adversity, and those who are most successful are those who have done that best.'
((n.) Opposition; contrariety.)

noun, plural adversities for


1. adverse or unfavorable fortune or fate; a condition marked by misfortune, calamity, or distress: Friends will show their true colors in times of adversity.

2. an adverse or unfortunate event or circumstance: You will meet many adversities in life.


"policies can have adversities."
"adversities can be into arts."
"adversities can be with teams."
"adversities can be with laws."
"adversities can be with elegances."
"adversities can be to titles."
"adversities can be to supporters."
"adversities can be to advantages."
"adversities can be throughout ways."
"adversities can be through acts."
"years can have adversities."
"workings can have adversities."
"things can have adversities."
"publics can have adversities."
"enterprises can have adversities."
"adversities can be near people."
"adversities can be into positves."
"adversities can be into opportunities."
"adversities can be in years."
"adversities can be in people."

Middle English: from Old French adversite, from Latin adversitas, from advertere ‘turn towards’.

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