Definition of 'adversity'
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Will they overcome the adversity or won't they? Times, Sunday Times (2016)He thinks he has come through a lot of stress and adversity in his life. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But that does not mean he cannot handle adversity. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He maintained a philosophical attitude to adversity and personal hardship throughout his life. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Now he must turn adversity to his advantage. Times, Sunday Times (2009)People are pleased that an underdog has come through adversity. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This near car crash of a gig was a triumph over adversity. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But the true leadership test comes with adversity. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This album is a triumph over adversity. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But it is his golf that defined him and his golf that he has turned to in adversity. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We respect people who overcome adversity but the heroes are not the guys who come back from sporting injury. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Many would have walked out months ago in the face of the extreme adversity and abuse he has faced. The Sun (2012)It is not just a sports competition but a message to the world as to what can be done to overcome adversity. The Sun (2016)But Wall showed he had the patience to overcome adversity. The Sun (2010)If adversity comes, you stare it in the face rather than run away. Times, Sunday Times (2013)To come back from both is a topical example of how to rebuild one's life in adversity. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Finally, it gives you a chance to see how you both handle the adversity of being apart. Christianity Today (2000)My heroes for today are three men who have overcome adversity to prove that Bergerac wine can be really fine and delicious. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The real lessons I learned in life were through adversity. The Sun (2009)I'm a disciple to people who challenge adversity and turn it into an asset. The Sun (2015)What strikes Read'is how decently people behave faced with extreme adversity. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There's an element of adversity in her life, but she has overcome it. Times, Sunday Times (2013)What matters to us and the board at this moment is how we, as a club, handle adversity and the pressure it brings. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'adversity'
British English: adversity NOUN
Adversity is a very difficult or unfavourable situation.
He showed courage in adversity.
Definition of adversity from the Collins English Dictionary
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