A state of hardship or affliction; misfortune.(noun)
A calamitous event.(noun)
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Use "adversity" in a sentence
"Adhering to the rule of law even in adversity is what lends us credence and is the real reason to be proud of who and what we are as a nation – we’d be wise to remember that."
"Call it Renaissance 2.0 or whatever, but this adversity is going to result in an innovation boom."
"So we know that the Czechs do not lack for courage in adversity and so perhaps Mr. Klaus will yet stand upright amongst so many reeds blown down in the wind."