adversity - Dictionary definition and meaning for word adversity

(noun) a state of misfortune or affliction
Synonyms : hard knocks , hardship
Example Sentence
  • debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity
  • a life of hardship
(noun) a stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event
Example Sentence
  • a period marked by adversities

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After UNIversity when you are jobless, you are in ADversity (misfortune, great hardship).
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Adverse-bad; now add ary it becomes opponent; add city it becomes..difficult,ary and city
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ad-worse, when the conditions are worst, its your misfortune..
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adverse+ity where adverse means opposite and ity means condition, so opposite condition then normal hence u face hardships
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ADVERSITY=ADVER(adverse=unfavorable/hostile)+SITY(situation)->ADVERSITY=an unfavorable and hostile situation, like poverty,misfortune,etc.
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ADVERSITY<===> कठिनाई (pr. \\kaThinaI \\ )[Noun] Example:The people of Orissa are facing grave adversities due to the cyclone. ADVERSITY<===> विपत्ति (pr. \\vipatti \\ )[Noun]
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