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 adversity
They are stories of persecution and triumph, adversity and strength.
No matter what adversity or fear we may confront, we are always inherently free to choose how to be.
She has inspired us all with her courage in the face of adversity and her strength for never giving up.Gabby Giffords and the Problem with ‘Inspiration Porn’|Elizabeth Heideman|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How she triumphed over the adversity in her life is what makes her such a powerful role model for generations of women.
And yet these A-listers seem to have that “strength in adversity” image down cold.Face It—We Rubes Will Never Live Like Gwyneth and Jennifer Aniston|Rachel Bertsche|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cheerfulness requires something more than a well-balanced Rabelaisian nonchalance in adversity and a keen relish for all pleasure.
They say those discourses, like friends, are best and surest that come to our refuge and aid in adversity, and are useful.Plutarch's Morals|Plutarch
The knobcone pine lives in adversity and usually dies by violence.American Forest Trees|Henry H. Gibson
Her heroic soul is still unmoved, and above the reach of adversity.Memoirs of Miss Sidney Biddulph|Frances Sheridan
The man and woman were not cut out, so to speak, for adversity.A Houseful of Girls|Sarah Tytler
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).