noun, plural ad·ver·si·ties for 2.
- adverse possession,
- adverse pressure gradient,
- adverse reaction,
- adverse selection,
Origin of adversity
Examples from the Web for adversities
Gone was all thought of the perils and hardships I had endured, and gone was the fear of adversities in store.
This was their chief adversity, and of other adversities I have to speak.Science and Medieval Thought|Sir Thomas Clifford Allbutt
But the very sorrows and adversities of the good, prove that there is a life beyond, where all will be made even.
She cherishes and consoles her afflicted husband through all the adversities of his destiny and the consequences of his faults.My Recollections of Lord Byron|Teresa Guiccioli
Let us follow God's commandments, and do unto others as we would they should do unto us, and be patient under all adversities.Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ|Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
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).