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