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Definitions for adversity
ædˈvɜr sɪ tiad·ver·si·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adversity, hardship, hard knocksnoun

    a state of misfortune or affliction

    "debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity"; "a life of hardship"

  2. adversitynoun

    a stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event

    "a period marked by adversities"

Wiktionary

  1. adversitynoun

    The state of adverse conditions; state of misfortune or calamity.

    Etymology: From adversité, from adversitatem, the accusative singular of adversitas, from adversus, the perfect passive participle of adverto.

  2. adversitynoun

    An event that is adverse; calamity.

    Etymology: From adversité, from adversitatem, the accusative singular of adversitas, from adversus, the perfect passive participle of adverto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adversitynoun

    opposition; contrariety

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. ADVERSITY

    A bottomless lake, surrounded by near-sighted friends.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adversity in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adversity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of adversity in a Sentence

  1. Francis Quarles:

    Seest thou good days? Prepare for evil times. No summer but hath its winter. He never reaped comfort in adversity that sowed not in prosperity.

  2. Chilo:

    Be more prompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity.

  3. Churton Collins:

    In prosperity our friends know us in adversity we know our friends.

  4. Zig Ziglar:

    Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.

  5. Henry Fielding:

    Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.

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    regarding something abstract as a material thing
    • A. hypostatization
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