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

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. adversity

    Misfortune is adverse fortune or any instance thereof, any untoward event, usually of lingering character or consequences, and such as the sufferer is not deemed directly responsible for; as, he had the misfortune to be born blind. Any considerable disappointment, failure, or misfortune, as regards outward circumstances, as loss of fortune, position, and the like, when long continued or attended with enduring consequences, constitutes adversity. For the loss of friends by death we commonly use affliction or bereavement. Calamity and disaster are used of sudden and severe misfortunes, often overwhelming; ill fortune and ill luck, of lighter troubles and failures. We speak of the misery of the poor, the hardships of the soldier. Affliction, chastening, trial, and tribulation have all an especially religious bearing, suggesting some disciplinary purpose of God with beneficent design. Affliction may be keen and bitter, but brief; tribulation is long and wearing. We speak of an affliction, but rarely of a tribulation, since tribulation is viewed as a continuous process, which may endure for years or for a lifetime; but we speak of our daily trials. Compare CATASTROPHE.

    Synonyms:
    affliction, bereavement, blow, calamity, chastening, chastisement, disappointment, disaster, distress, failure, hardship, harm, ill, ill fortune, ill luck, misadventure, mischance, misery, misfortune, mishap, reverse, ruin, sorrow, stroke, trial, tribulation, trouble, visitation

    Antonyms:
    blessing, boon, comfort, consolation, good fortune, good luck, gratification, happiness, joy, pleasure, prosperity, relief, success, triumph

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. adversity

    Synonyms:
    ill-luck, misfortune, misery, calamity, disaster, distress, unsuccess, failure, ruin, trouble, affliction, sorrow

    Antonyms:
    good-luck, prosperity, happiness, success, advancement

Princeton's WordNet

  1. adversity, hardship, hard knocksnoun

    a state of misfortune or affliction

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

    Synonyms:
    rigor, rigourousness, severeness, hardship, severity, grimness, asperity, rigorousness, rigour, hard knocks

  2. adversitynoun

    a stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event

    "a period marked by adversities"

    Synonyms:
    hard knocks, hardship

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. adversitynoun

    Synonyms:
    misfortune, calamity, affliction, trouble, suffering, woe, disaster, distress, misery, ill-luck, bad luck, broken fortunes, hard life, frowns of fortune

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. adversitynoun

    Synonyms:
    misfortune, buffeting, disaster, affliction, reverses, trouble

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "adversity":

    ordeal, downturn, hardship

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How to use adversity in a sentence?

  1. Socrates:

    Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.

  2. Francis Bacon:

    Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.

  3. Stephen Curry:

    It's a great opportunity for us at home in front of our fans to, again, try to win a championship, we were in adversity the last series down 3-1, and had to rattle off three straight wins.

  4. Romanian Proverb:

    Adversity makes a man wise, not rich.

  5. Antonio Brown:

    Listen, I love Tom. That's my guy. Don't get it twisted. A lot of words were taken out of substance. Tom is one of my true friends in the midst of adversity that was there for me, so don't get it twisted about nothing with Tom Brady.


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