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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ad·ver·si·ty /ædˈvɝsəti/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ad·ver·si·ty n.; pl. Adversities
 1. Opposition; contrariety. [Obs.]
    Adversity is not without comforts and hopes.   --Bacon.
 Syn: -- Affliction; distress; misery; disaster; trouble; suffering; trial.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a state of misfortune or affliction; "debt-ridden farmers
           struggling with adversity"; "a life of hardship" [syn: hardship,
            hard knocks]
      2: a stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event; "a period
         marked by adversities"