Adversity meaning

ăd-vûrsĭ-tē
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The definition of adversity refers to hardships, challenges or misfortune.

An example of adversity is poverty.

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An instance of misfortune; calamity.
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(countable) An event that is adverse; calamity.
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(uncountable) The state of adverse conditions; state of misfortune or calamity.
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A state of hardship or affliction; misfortune.
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A calamitous event.
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A state of wretchedness or misfortune; poverty and trouble.
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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”).

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