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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun adversity:

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Synonyms of the noun adversity

Equivalent word for the noun adversity:

  1. hardship (8 letter word, the shortest synonym for adversity)
    • plural: hardships

Equivalent phrase for the noun adversity:

  1. hard knocks (11 characters phrase, the longest phrasal synonym for adversity)

Hypernyms of the noun adversity

More generic words for the noun adversity, that have fewer characters:

  1. chance (6 letter word)
    • plural: chances
    • related terms: antichance, bechance, mischance, mischancy, perchance, chancery, chancy, chancer
  2. destiny (7 letter word)
    • plural: destinies
    • related terms: foredestiny, predestiny
  3. fate (4 letter word)
    • plural: fates
    • related terms: Efate, misfate, fatal, fateful, Fateless, fatelike, fatuous, fator
  4. fortune (7 letter word)
    • plural: fortunes
    • related terms: Megafortune, befortune, infortune, infortunate, infortunity, disfortune, malfortune, misfortune, misfortunate, misfortuner, prefortune, prefortunate, fortunite, fortunate, fortunous, fortunize, fortunation
  5. hazard (6 letter word)
    • plural: hazards
    • related terms: biohazard, Biohazardous, Geohazard, Multihazard, perhazard, prehazard, prehazardous, rehazard, hazardful, hazardless, hazardable, hazarder, hazardous, hazardize
  6. lot (3 letter word, the shortest hypernym for adversity)
    • plural: lots
    • related terms: sublot, interlot, outlot, relot, lotic, lotment, lotor, lotion
  7. luck (4 letter word)
    • plural: lucks
    • related terms: misluck, lucken, luckful, luckless, lucky, luckly
  8. portion (7 letter word)
    • plural: portions
    • related terms: proportion, coportion, outportion, outporter, reportion, reportage, reportable, reporter, portional, portionist, portionless, portionable, portioner, portionize
  9. trouble (7 letter word)
    • plural: troubles
    • related terms: distrouble, overtrouble, troubly, troubler, troublous

More generic words for the noun adversity, that have more characters:

  1. circumstances (13 letter word, the longest hypernym for adversity)
    • related terms: circumstance, circumstant
  2. misfortune (10 letter word)
    • plural: misfortunes
    • related terms: misfortunate, misfortuner

More generic phrases for the noun adversity, that have fewer characters:

  1. bad luck (8 characters phrase, one of the shortest phrasal hypernyms for adversity)
  2. ill luck (8 characters phrase, one of the shortest phrasal hypernyms for adversity)

More generic phrase for the noun adversity, that has more characters:

  1. tough luck (10 characters phrase, the longest phrasal hypernym for adversity)

Hyponyms of the noun adversity

More specific words for the noun adversity, that have fewer characters:

  1. anguish (7 letter word)
    • plural: anguishes
    • related terms: anguishful, anguishous, Anguishly
  2. attack (6 letter word)
  3. bane (4 letter word)
    • plural: banes
    • related terms: banal, baneful
  4. bound (5 letter word)
    • plural: bounds
    • related terms: Antibound, extra-bound, Nonbound, Quasibound, inbound, disbound, misbound, outbound, overbound, prebound, rebound, reboundable, rebounder, reboundant, underbound, upbound, bounden, boundless, boundness, boundure, boundable, bounder, boundly
  5. boundary (8 letter word)
  6. bounds (6 letter word)
    • related terms: inbounds, outbounds, rebounds, reboundable, rebounder, reboundant, bounden, boundless, boundness, boundure, boundable, bounder, boundly
  7. calvary (7 letter word)
    • plural: calvaries
    • related term: calvarial
  8. chela (5 letter word)
  9. claw (4 letter word)
    • plural: claws
    • related terms: beclaw, foreclaw, clawless, clawlike, clawer
  10. cross (5 letter word)
    • plural: crosses
    • related terms: Anticross, Supercross, becross, incross, autocross, countercross, intercross, outcross, overcross, recross, crossette, crossite, crosslet, crosslike, crossness, crossable, crosser, crossly, crosswise
  11. curse (5 letter word)
    • plural: curses
    • related terms: becurse, incurse, incursive, excurse, Excursor, excursive, Countercurse, outcurse, precurse, precursal, precursor, precursive, recurse, recursant, recursive, cursal, cursen, curser, cursor, cursive
  12. dactyl (6 letter word)
    • plural: dactyls
    • related terms: unidactyl, unidactylous, bidactyl, bidactylous, didactyl, didactylism, didactylous, tridactyl, Tridactyly, tridactylous, tetradactyl, tetradactyly, tetradactylous, pentadactyl, pentadactylism, pentadactyloid, Pentadactyly, pentadactylate, Pentadactylous, octodactyl, octodactylous, antidactyl, hemidactyl, hemidactylous, heterodactyl, heterodactylous, hyperdactyl, hyperdactylism, hyperdactyly, monodactyl, monodactylism, monodactyly, monodactylate, monodactylous, polydactyl, polydactylism, polydactyly, polydactylous, macrodactyl, macrodactylic, macrodactylism, macrodactyly, macrodactylous, dactylic, dactylics, dactylist, dactyloid, Dactyly, dactylate, dactylous
  13. digit (5 letter word)
    • plural: digits
    • related terms: Multidigit, digital, Digitlike, digitate, digitise, digitize, digitisation, digitization, digitation
  14. disaster (8 letter word)
  15. distress (8 letter word)
    • plural: distresses
    • related terms: predistress, distressful
  16. end (3 letter word, one of the shortest hyponyms for adversity)
    • plural: ends
    • related terms: counterend, upend, Endian, endite, endless, endship, endure, endable, ender, endent, endive, endwise
  17. extreme (7 letter word)
  18. extremum (8 letter word)
    • plural: extrema
  19. famine (6 letter word)
    • plural: famines
    • related terms: semifamine, befamine
  20. fang (4 letter word)
  21. fin (3 letter word, one of the shortest hyponyms for adversity)
    • plural: fins
    • related terms: Nanofin, infin, infinite, infinity, infinitive, forefin, perfin, final, finery, finial, finify, finish, finite, finless, finlet, finlike, finable, finance, finer, finity, finitive
  22. finger (6 letter word)
    • plural: fingers
    • related terms: befinger, forefinger, interfinger, refinger, Fingerful, Fingerite, fingerless, fingerlet, fingerlike, fingerling, fingery, fingerable, fingerer, fingerwise
  23. hand (4 letter word)
    • plural: hands
    • related terms: hindhand, semihand, forehand, overhand, overhandling, underhand, Underhandly, uphand, handful, handless, handlike, handling, handsome, handy, hander, Handly
  24. limb (4 letter word)
    • plural: limbs
    • related terms: hindlimb, dislimb, forelimb, outlimb, uplimb, uplimber, limbal, limbic, limbless, limby, limbate, limber, limbous, limbation
  25. limit (5 letter word)
    • plural: limits
    • related terms: Colimit, overlimit, prelimit, prelimitate, prelimitation, relimit, relimitation, underlimit, limital, limitarian, limitless, limity, limitable, limitate, limiter, limitor, limitation, limitive, limitative
  26. manus (5 letter word)
  27. meltdown (8 letter word)
    • plural: meltdowns
  28. misery (6 letter word)
    • plural: miseries
  29. mitt (4 letter word)
    • plural: mitts
    • related terms: mitten, mitty, mittent
  30. nadir (5 letter word)
    • plural: nadirs
    • related term: nadiral
  31. nemesis (7 letter word)
  32. nipper (6 letter word)
    • plural: nippers
  33. paw (3 letter word, one of the shortest hyponyms for adversity)
    • plural: paws
    • related terms: bepaw, forepaw, Pawful, Pawless, pawer
  34. pincer (6 letter word)
    • plural: pincers
    • related term: pincerlike
  35. plague (6 letter word)
  36. pleopod (7 letter word)
    • plural: pleopods
    • related term: pleopodite
  37. pressure (8 letter word)
  38. scourge (7 letter word)
    • plural: scourges
    • related terms: bescourge, scourger
  39. terminal (8 letter word)
    • plural: terminals
    • related terms: Multiterminal, nonterminal, nonterminable, nonterminous, nontermination, nonterminative, Non-Terminal, paraterminal, subterminal, conterminal, conterminable, conterminate, conterminous, conterminant, coterminal, coterminous, interterminal, preterminal, terminine, terminism, terminist, terminable, terminate, terminer, terminize, terminant, termination, terminative
  40. throe (5 letter word)
    • plural: throes
  41. toe (3 letter word, one of the shortest hyponyms for adversity)
    • plural: toes
    • related terms: steptoe, Amphitoe, overtoe, overtoise, toeless, toelike, toey
  42. torment (7 letter word)
    • plural: torments
    • related terms: self-torment, cotorment, tormentful, tormentable, tormenter, tormentor, tormentous, tormentation, tormentive, tormentative
  43. torture (7 letter word)
    • plural: tortures
    • related terms: Antitorture, self-torture, cotorture, overtorture, pretorture, retorture, Torturess, torturable, torturer, torturous
  44. trial (5 letter word)
  45. tsoris (6 letter word)
    • plural: tsores
  46. tsunami (7 letter word)
  47. wound (5 letter word)
    • plural: wounds
    • related terms: inwound, ewound, interwound, overwound, prewound, rewound, underwound, upwound, wound-free, woundless, Woundlike, woundy, woundable, wounder, woundly

More specific words for the noun adversity, that have the same number of characters:

  1. chelicera (9 letter word)
    • plural: chelicerae
  2. deformity (9 letter word)
    • plural: deformities
    • related terms: nondeformity, Nondeformable, nondeformation, deformism, deformable, deformer, deformation, deformative
  3. extremity (9 letter word)
    • plural: extremities
    • related terms: superextremity, extremal, extremism, extremist, extremer, Extremization
  4. martyrdom (9 letter word)
    • plural: martyrdoms
    • related term: self-martyrdom
  5. mouthpart (9 letter word)
    • plural: mouthparts
  6. swimmeret (9 letter word)
    • plural: swimmerets

More specific words for the noun adversity, that have more characters:

  1. affliction (10 letter word)
    • plural: afflictions
    • related terms: self-affliction, self-afflictive, overaffliction, preaffliction, afflicter, afflictive
  2. apocalypse (10 letter word)
    • plural: apocalypses
  3. blaxploitation (14 letter word, the longest hyponym for adversity)
  4. catastrophe (11 letter word)
    • plural: catastrophes
    • related terms: supercatastrophe, supercatastrophic, catastrophal, catastrophic, catastrophism, catastrophist, Catastrophize, Catastrophization
  5. colonialism (11 letter word)
  6. malformation (12 letter word)
    • plural: malformations
  7. miserableness (13 letter word)
    • plural: miserablenesses
    • related terms: miserdom, miserhood, miserism, Miserite, misery, miserable, miseration, miserly
  8. misshapenness (13 letter word)
    • plural: misshapennesses
    • related term: misshapenly
  9. parapodium (10 letter word)
    • plural: parapodia
  10. sexploitation (13 letter word)
    • plural: sexploitations
  11. tribulation (11 letter word)
    • plural: tribulations
    • related terms: tribuloid, tribulate
  12. victimization (13 letter word)
  13. visitation (10 letter word)
    • plural: visitations
    • related terms: nonvisitation, Nonvisitor, intervisitation, revisitation, revisitable, revisitant, visitee, visitment, visitable, visitate, visiter, visitor, visitant, visitative
  14. wretchedness (12 letter word)
    • plural: wretchednesses
    • related terms: wretcheder, wretchedly

More specific phrase for the noun adversity, that has the same number of characters:

  1. vis major (9 character phrase)

More specific phrases for the noun adversity, that have more characters:

  1. act of God (10 character phrase)
  2. bitter end (10 character phrase)
  3. crown of thorns (15 character phrase)
  4. extreme point (13 character phrase)
  5. force majeure (13 character phrase)
  6. inevitable accident (19 character phrase)
  7. kiss of death (13 character phrase)
  8. low-water mark (14 character phrase)
  9. nuclear winter (14 character phrase)
  10. pedal extremity (15 character phrase)
  11. tidal wave (10 character phrase)
  12. unavoidable casualty (20 characters phrase, the longest phrasal hyponym for adversity)
  13. vertebrate foot (15 character phrase)

Other more specific term for the noun adversity, that has the same number of characters:

  1. ill-being (9 character term)

Other more specific terms for the noun adversity, that have more characters:

  1. self-torment (12 character term)
  2. self-torture (12 character term)

Related words for the term adversity:

  1. adversant (9 letter word)
    • related terms: adversity, adversive, adversative
  2. adversive (9 letter word)
    • related terms: adversant, adversity, adversative
  3. adversative (11 letter word)
    • related terms: adversant, adversity, adversive

Related phrases for the term adversity:

  1. Emotional stress (16 character phrase)
  2. Environmental stress (20 character phrase)
  3. Environmental stresses (22 character phrase)
  4. General Adaptation Response (27 character phrase)
  5. General adaptation response syndrome (36 character phrase)
  6. General adaptative syndrome (27 character phrase)
  7. Medical stress (14 character phrase)
  8. Mental stress (13 character phrase)
  9. Physiological stress (20 character phrase)
  10. Stress (biological) (19 character phrase)
  11. Stress (biology) (16 character phrase)
  12. Stress (medecine) (17 character phrase)
  13. Stress (medical) (16 character phrase)
  14. Stress (medicine) (17 character phrase)
  15. Stress (mental) (15 character phrase)
  16. Stress (Physiology) (19 character phrase)
  17. Stress in humans (16 character phrase)
  18. Stress out (10 character phrase)
  19. Stress syndrome (15 character phrase)

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