Ad*ver"si*ty (#), n.; pl. Adversities(#). [OE. adversite, F. adversit'e, fr. L. adversitas.]

1.

Opposition; contrariety.

[Obs.]

Wyclif.

Adversity is not without comforts and hopes. Bacon.

Syn. -- Affliction; distress; misery; disaster; trouble; suffering; trial.

 

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