adversity adversity  /æd ˈvɜr sɪ ti/


  1. (n) a state of misfortune or affliction
  2. (n) a stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event



  • Many prisoners of war suffer extreme adversity and sometimes blatant cruelty as their captors revel in their new-found power.


  1. Does Everything Really Happen for a Reason?

    New Book, 'No Mistakes: How you can change ADVERSITY into ABUNDANCE' by Madisyn Taylor, Sunny Dawn Johnston, HeatherAsh Amara and The Woodlands, Texas contributing author, Karen Curry, is available for purchase starting June 15. (Hierophant Publishing) (PRWeb June 14, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 14, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. 3 Reasons Why Mark Herzlich Is Ready for a Take-Charge Role

    Mark Herzlich has faced and overcome adversity before. The leadership, confidence and communication skills that he's exhibiting are three signs why he is ready to win the starting middle linebacker role. Herzlich 's two measly starts last season were largely justified because Michael Boley was being paid  $4 million  to start and Chase Blackburn simply overachieved, but they're both gone and the ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. All clear for Torey Krug rebound

    CHICAGO — Every fairy tale needs adversity to spice things up, and rookie defenseman Torey Krug finally ran into trouble during the Bruins’ 4-3 triple-overtime loss to Chicago Wednesday in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals. Krug’s giveaway during a line change led to Andrew Shaw setting up Dave Bolland’s goal that cut the Bruins’ lead to 3-2 in the third period. Krug didn’t get off the bench ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Boston Herald


  1. "For the Levy family, we are glad they are finally getting the answers they deserve. For my family, I am glad that their years of standing together in the face of such adversity have finally led to the truth," Condit told WJLA on Saturday.
    on Feb 21, 2009 By: Gary Condit Source: CNN

  2. "In Sangin, UK forces have made huge progress in the face of great adversity," he said. "The district center has been transformed. Helmand as a whole is a safer place as a result of our endeavors and sacrifices there."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Liam Fox Source: CNN (blog)

  3. "We have a once in a generation chance to act boldly, turn adversity into opportunity, and use this crisis as a chance to transform our economy for the 21st century," Obama said Friday in a speech to business leaders at the White House.
    on Feb 13, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

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decadent decadent
/ˈdɛ kə dənt /