What does adversity mean?

adversity meaning in General Dictionary

Opposition contrariety

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  • a stroke of ill lot of money; a calamitous event
  • circumstances of misfortune or problem
  • Opposition; contrariety.

adversity meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, aduersite "misfortune, difficulty, difficulty," from Old French aversit


adversity meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) Opposition; contrariety.


Sentence Examples with the word adversity

Continued adversity had soured Johnson's temper.

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