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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 previewUnderstanding Psychological Health (2010)

The REBT Perspective by Windy Dryden

Here is a list of connotations of the term 'acceptance' which may impact negatively on the person working to acquire an acceptance belief: • Accepting an adversity means finding it acceptable. Here, if you are being encouraged to accept an ...

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 previewNew-York Observer (1911)

But the adversity is a stimulant, though we know it not. Why it should be so lies in that inscrutable wisdom that made all things ; to be understood more fully, we hope, in the generations to come. It is hard to welcome a thing as necessary that ...

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 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. 1. 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. 2.

Google previewA Complete Dictionary of Poetical Quotations (1865)

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 Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, John F. Addington


Google previewDictionary of poetical quotations, or, Elegant extracts on every subject (1856)

by John T. Watson

ADVERSITY - MISFORTUNE. 23 And, like some low and mournful spell, To whisper but one word — farewell ! Pare Benjamin. Life hath as many farewells As it hath sunny hours, And over some are scatter'd thorns, And over others, flowers.

Google previewA Complete Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Comprising the Most Excellent and Appropriate Passages in the Old British Poets (1871)

With Choice and Copius Selection from the Best Modern British and American Poets by John F. Addington


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Expect to Meet Adversity in your Life / American Sign Language

Quotes about Adversity

However, never daunted, I will cope with adversity in my traditional manner ... sulking and nausea. (Tom K. Ryan)
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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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