Adversity Ad*ver"si*ty, n.; pl. {Adversities}. [OE. adversite, F. adversit['e], fr. L. adversitas.] 1. Opposition; contrariety. [Obs.] --Wyclif. [1913 Webster]

Adversity is not without comforts and hopes. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Affliction; distress; misery; disaster; trouble; suffering; trial. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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