Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun adversity

2 senses of adversity

Sense 1
adversity, hardship, hard knocks -- (a state of misfortune or affliction; "debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity"; "a life of hardship")
       => misfortune, bad luck, tough luck, ill luck -- (an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes)

Sense 2
adversity -- (a stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event; "a period marked by adversities")
       => misfortune, bad luck -- (unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event)

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