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Definition of adversity noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

adversity

 noun
noun
NAmE//ədˈvərsət̮i//
 
, NAmE//æd‑//
 
(pl. adversities) [uncountable, countable] (formal)
 
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a difficult or unpleasant situation courage in the face of adversity He overcame many personal adversities.
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