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Word of the Day - Adversity

Word of the Day - Adversity

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What It Means

What It Means

Adversity is a state or instance of serious or continued difficulty or misfortune.

Plural: adversities

Synonyms: ill, knock, misadventure, mischance, misfortune, mishap, tragedy.

Antonyms: fortune, luck, serendipity.


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Examples of adversity in a Sentence

  •  He showed courage in the face of adversity.
  •  We had to learn to deal with adversity.
  • The movie is about a group of determined mountain climbers who triumph in the face of adversity.


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Did You Know?

Adversity comes from Middle English adversite, meaning "opposition, hostility, misfortune, or hardship," which itself is from Latin adversus, the source of adverse, which means "bad or unfavorable", as in "adverse criticism" or "an adverse reaction to the medication".

First Known Use of adversity13th century.


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After two years of research, I discovered that everyone has a crisis personality survivor IQ—that they marshal in a moment of adversity: a mindset and ways of thinking about a situation.



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Adversity - noun | ad-VER-suh-tee | ad·​ver·​si·​ty | ad-ˈvər-sə-tē


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