A cause of pain, suffering, or distress:
Something that is difficult, as a hard problem or an obstacle or objection
The definition of hardship is adversity, or something difficult or unpleasant that you must endure or overcome.
The arrival of something in a sudden or unexpected manner; chance; accident.
(Dial.) A pain (in some part of the body)
Bad luck; ill fortune; trouble; adversity
An occurrence causing widespread destruction and distress; a catastrophe.
An unanticipated or sudden check in progress; a change from better to worse.
The outward expression of such suffering; mourning; lamentation
The tragic element of such a literary work, or of a real event
An instance of such testing, especially as part of a series of tests or experiments:
The object of regard; person or thing favoured.
Something that provides help, support, or relief, such as money or supplies:
An encouraging or being encouraged
The condition of being prosperous.
The practical experiences of life, including hardships and disappointments:
(Football) A type of play in which a ball carrier running toward a sideline gives the ball to a teammate going the opposite way
The concluding action of a drama, especially a classical tragedy, following the climax and containing a resolution of the plot.
The definition of help is aid that you request, or is someone who provides assistance.
(Countable) Something untoward.
The definition of a calamity is an event that brings loss or a disaster.
Find another word for adversity. In this page you can discover 31 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for adversity, like: affliction, difficulty, hardship, fortune, misery, trouble, misfortune, good-luck, disaster, reverses and setback.