Synonyms for adversity

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ad-vur-si-tee
Phonetic Transcription : ædˈvɜr sɪ ti

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Définition of adversity

Origin :
  • c.1200, aduersite "misfortune, hardship, difficulty," from Old French aversité "adversity, calamity, misfortune; hostility, wickedness, malice" (Modern French adversité), from Latin adversitatem (nominative adversitas) "opposition," from adversus (see adverse).
  • noun bad luck, situation
Example sentences :
  • Yet, measured according to the stern standards of adversity, Mary was fortunate.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • It will blunt the keen edge of sorrow, and smooth the asperities of adversity.
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • That part of your friend which it is your privilege to contemplate in your adversity.
  • Extract from : « The Devil's Dictionary » by Ambrose Bierce
  • To fight it out, shoulder to shoulder with my brethren in adversity.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • But the great Wampanoag chief was not a man to yield to adversity.
  • Extract from : « King Philip » by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
  • We all know how hard it is to keep up under the shock of adversity.
  • Extract from : « Lotus Buds » by Amy Carmichael
  • Adversity mak's a man wise, they say, if it doesna mak' him rich.
  • Extract from : « The Christian » by Hall Caine
  • The pestilent coxcomb has his uses, and his uses, like adversity's, are sweet.
  • Extract from : « The Lion's Skin » by Rafael Sabatini
  • A vine bruised by adversity is in no condition to withstand phylloxera.
  • Extract from : « Manual of American Grape-Growing » by U. P. Hedrick
  • For even this much of consideration men in adversity are grateful.'
  • Extract from : « Gerald Fitzgerald » by Charles James Lever

Antonyms for adversity

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