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English noun: adversity

1. adversity (state) a state of misfortune or affliction


SamplesDebt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity.
A life of hardship.


Synonymshard knocks, hardship


Broader (hypernym)bad luck, ill luck, misfortune, tough luck


Narrower (hyponym)affliction, catastrophe, disaster, distress, extremity, ill-being, low-water mark, nadir, victimization

2. adversity (event) a stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event


SamplesA period marked by adversities.


Broader (hypernym)bad luck, misfortune









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