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

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 4 votes

  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 Antonyms2.8 / 4 votes

  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 WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  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 Synonymes4.0 / 1 vote

  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 Words4.0 / 1 vote

  1. adversitynoun

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "adversity":

    ordeal, downturn, hardship

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How to use adversity in a sentence?

  1. Bodhi Calagna:

    Whenever the LGBTQ community is faced with a challenge or adversity, that's when we have a chance to shine and create something new.

  2. Keegan Kolesar:

    It was a super resilient effort the last few games, every game there’s something else happening, a little more adversity. For guys to come in and be able to contribute, it’s the world for us right now.

  3. Nick Saban:

    The resiliency they’ve shown all year makes this so special, winning the game as we did last week, playing a game today to a level that most people probably didn’t expect, I’m really proud of this bunch. They’ve shown tremendous ability to overcome adversity all year long.

  4. Doug Chan:

    It's a sad commentary that I think many of the same narrative threads are surfacing, unfortunately Americans when facing adversity, whether it's competition from a nation-state or in this case a virus, it's the disturbing American tendency to racialize the adversity very quickly, and we're seeing manifestations of that.

  5. Eric Xu:

    These figures are lower than our initial projections, yet business remains solid and we stand strong in the face of adversity.


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