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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 previewA Dictionary of Thoughts (1891)

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

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

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 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 previewLive De Life (2003)

Caribbean Island Style by Joan F. Harrington

Adversity is an everyday occurrence for most Kittitians, and they deal with it according to the dictates of circumstances. The calm and collected exteri— ors so evident when attending church services are also visible on the over— crowded ...

Google previewThe Eye (1808)

the groans of the afflicted, and visit the habitations of the poor: There you have seen, thai adversity is the school of wisdom — ye have learned to knov yoursjlves ; and whilst ye have poured the wine and the oil into the wounds of the afflicted, ...

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

by Donna Couchenour, J. Kent Chrisman

Rebecca Jane Bulotsky-Shearer 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. There is substantial research evidence that negative experiences in early life have lasting impact on psychological disorders such as depression throughout the life course (Cicchetti & Carlson, 1989). Early formulations in ...

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 previewDictionary of Poetical Quotations (1847)

Consisting of Elegant Extracts on Every Subject

ADVERSITY – MISFORTUNE. So do the winds and thunder cleanse the air, So working bees settle and purge the wine; So lopp'd and pruned trees do flourish fair; So doth the fire the drossy gold refine. SPENSER's Fairy Queen.

Google previewA Dictionary of Poetical Quotations, Consisting of Elegant Extracts on Every Subject, Compiled from Various Authors, and Arranged Under Appropriate Heads, by John T. Watson M.D (1879)

by John T. Watson

ADVERSITY — MISFORTUNE. So do the winds and thunder cleanse the air, So working bees settle and purge the wine: So lopp'd and pruned trees do flourish fair; So doth the fire the drossy gold refine. SPENSER's Fairy Queen ...

Google previewDictionary of Proverbs (2012)

by Najmussehar

ADVERSITY Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. —Bible A wounded deer—leaps highest. —Emily Dickinson Suffering is the sole origin of consciousness. —Fedor Dostoevski Every calamity is a spur ...

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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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