Definitions of adversity

  1. a state of misfortune or affliction; "debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity"; "a life of hardship" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event; "a period marked by adversities" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Opposition; contrariety. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The reverse or opposite of prosperity; misery; distress or unhappiness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Adverse circumstances: affliction: misfortune. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Affliction; misfortune. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Hardship or affliction; misfortune; poverty. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. An adverse state of things; calamity; misfortune. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Ill fortune; continued calamity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Condition of adverse fortune; misfortune. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  11. n. Adverse circumstances; events attended with severe trials or misfortunes. Cabinet Dictionary
  12. Affliction, calamity; the cause of our sorrow, misfortune; the state of unhappiness, misery. Complete Dictionary