Adversity Definition

ăd-vûrsĭ-tē
adversities
noun
adversities
A state of wretchedness or misfortune; poverty and trouble.
Webster's New World
An instance of misfortune; calamity.
Webster's New World
A calamitous event.
American Heritage

Other Word Forms of Adversity

Noun

Singular:
adversity
Plural:
adversities

Origin of Adversity

  • From Old French adversité, from Latin adversitātem, the accusative singular of adversitās, from adversus, the perfect passive participle of advertō (“ I turn toward”).

    From Wiktionary

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