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adversity


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adversity  \Ad*ver"si*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Adversities}.  [OE.  adversite 
  F.  adversit['e],  fr  L.  adversitas.] 
  1.  Opposition;  contrariety.  [Obs.]  --Wyclif. 
 
  Adversity  is  not  without  comforts  and  hopes. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  Syn:  Affliction;  distress;  misery;  disaster;  trouble; 
  suffering;  trial. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adversity 
  n  1:  a  state  of  misfortune  or  affliction:  "debt-ridden  farmers 
  struggling  with  adversity";  "a  life  of  hardship"  [syn:  {hardship}] 
  2:  a  stroke  of  ill  fortune;  a  calamitous  event:  "a  period 
  marked  by  adversities" 




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