noun, plural ad·ver·si·ties for 2.
Origin of adversity
Synonyms for adversity
Antonyms for adversity
Related Words for adversitiesdisaster, crunch, misfortune, hardship, sorrow, suffering, mishap, difficulty, calamity, misery, trouble, catastrophe, reverse, clutch, contretemps, poison, trial, drag, jam, bummer
Examples from the Web for adversities
Historical Examples of adversities
Why, her grief over the country's adversities must have cut her life short.
It will help thee at thy need, in sickness, grief, and all adversities.Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery
Robert Means Lawrence
Ye have this day rejected your God, who himself saved you out of all adversities.Orthography
Elmer W. Cavins
But their English hearts were not daunted, and bravely did they struggle with their adversities.Memorials of Old London
But with our own distempers and adversities it is altogether different.Thoughts on Man
noun plural -ties
c.1200, aduersite "misfortune, hardship, difficulty," from Old French aversité "adversity, calamity, misfortune; hostility, wickedness, malice" (Modern French adversité), from Latin adversitatem (nominative adversitas) "opposition," from adversus (see adverse).