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Definition of the noun adversity

What does adversity mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adversities

  1. a state of misfortune or affliction
  2. a stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic terms: bad luck / misfortune = unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event


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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adversity

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Google previewConcise Dictionary of European Proverbs (2013)

by Emanuel Strauss

117–adversity is a good discipline Fr: Sp: ht: Pol: Cz: 117 celui qui ne parle, Dieu ne l'ouït pas Sp: qui ne veut parler,

Google previewThe Voice of truth; or, Strict baptists' magazine (1863)

Adversity is the arrow in the bow of God's providence, which pierces the heart of prosperity, and drinks up the blood of wealth.

Google previewA Dictionary of Thoughts (1891)

Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the Best Authors, Both Ancient and Modern by Tryon Edwards

Adversity is the trial of principle. — Without it a man hardly...

Google previewTreasury Of Spiritual Wisdom A Collection Of 10,000 Powerful Quotations For Transforming Your Life (2003)

by Andy Zubko

Trine Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it a...

Lady Blessington Adversity is the midwife of genius.... — Napoleon...

Google previewDiamond Power (2003)

Gems of Wisdom from America's Greatest Marketer by Barry J. Farber

Adversity is the diamond dust heaven polishes its jewels with. —Robert Leighton, Scottish...

Google previewWhen Adversity Strikes!: Facing the Storms of Life (2014)

by Thomas G. Tripp

Adversity is a hungry visitor that consumes your time, your health, your wealth and your happiness. Adversityis anevil visitor with plansto ruin your life, your home, yourmarriage, your family, your relationship with God and all that is cherished by ...

Google previewNon Cognitive Psychotherapy

by Russ Hoover

THE SIGNATURE Given that emotional irritation only occurs to two classes of events; real or potential adversity, a good workable therapeutic definition of adversity is the presence of emotional irritation itself. Moreover, remembering adversity ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education (2016)

by Donna Couchenour, J. Kent Chrisman

Rebecca Jane BulotskyShearer Johayra Bouza Krystal Bichay Resilience in adversity refers to the phenomenon that many...

Early adversity includes experiencing risk factors such as child abuse or neglect, homelessness, poverty, or even ...

Google previewThe International Encyclopedia of Depression (2009)

by Rick E. Ingram, PhD

Adversity. and. Depression. While the causes of depression are recognized as biological, psychological, and social, social factors account for much of the variance. Adult social factors include severe life events and difficulties, lower social ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Psychology (2016)

by Harold L. Miller, Jr.

The PAR model predicts and finds support for its assertion that under some circumstances, congruence between prenatal and postnatal environments, rather than exposure to adversity alone (as predicted by the programming model), ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Quotations in Prose (1889)

From American and Foreign Authors, Including Translations from Ancient Sources by Anna Lydia Ward

ADVERSITY. Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Quotations by Subject (2010)

by Susan Ratcliffe

Adversity s see also MISFORTUNES, SUFFERING What we learn in a time of pestilence: that there are more things to admire in men than to despise. Albert Camus 1913–60 French novelist, dramatist, and essayist: ThePlague (1947) Adversity ...

Google previewA complete dictionary of poetical quotations (1855)

comprising the most excellent and appropriate passages in the old British poets; with choice and copious selections from the best modern British and American poets by John F. Addington


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Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity. (Thomas Carlyle)
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Scrabble value of A1D2V4E1R1S1I1T1Y4

The value of this 9-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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