Synonyms of 'adversity'
in the sense of disaster
an accident that causes great distress or destruction
the second air disaster in less than two months
in the sense of distress
There was little support to help them in their distress.
in the sense of misery
something which causes such unhappiness
There is no point dwelling on the miseries of the past.
in the sense of misfortune
an unfortunate event
He had had his full share of misfortunes.
in the sense of mishap
a minor accident
After a number of mishaps she finally managed to get back home.
in the sense of reverse
a change for the worse
They have suffered a major reverse.
in the sense of sorrow
a particular cause of this
the joys and sorrows of family life
in the sense of suffering
It has caused terrible suffering to animals.
in the sense of trial
the trials of adolescence
in the sense of trouble
a cause of distress, disturbance, or pain
She tells me her troubles. I tell her mine.
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Thesaurus for adversity from the Collins English Thesaurus