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The definition of an ordeal is a very severe test, trial or difficult or painful experience.
A ritual or ceremony signifying an event in a person's life indicative of a transition from one stage to another, as from adolescence to adulthood.
Find another word for baptism-of-fire. In this page you can discover 9 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for baptism-of-fire, like: hazing, initiation, martyrdom, ordeal, rite-of-passage, rude introduction, test of courage, trial-by-fire and trying experience.