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Definition of adversity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

adversity

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ədˈvɜːsəti//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ədˈvɜːrsəti//
 
[uncountable, countable] (pl. adversities) (formal)
 
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a difficult or unpleasant situation courage in the face of adversity He overcame many personal adversities. patience in adversity Word Origin Middle English: from Old French adversite, from Latin adversitas, from advertere ‘turn towards’ from ad- ‘to’ + vertere ‘to turn’.
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