Need another word that means the same as “adversity”? Find 22 synonyms and 30 related words for “adversity” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Adversity” are: hardship, misfortune, ill luck, bad luck, trouble, difficulty, distress, disaster, misadventure, suffering, affliction, sorrow, misery, heartbreak, heartache, wretchedness, tribulation, woe, pain, trauma, torment, torture
Adversity as a Noun
Definitions of "Adversity" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “adversity” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A state of misfortune or affliction.
- A stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event.
- A difficult or unpleasant situation.
Synonyms of "Adversity" as a noun (22 Words)
|affliction||The state of being in pain.|
A crippling affliction of the nervous system.
|bad luck||That which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency.|
|difficulty||A factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result.|
They agreed about the difficulty of the climb.
|disaster||A sudden accident or a natural catastrophe that causes great damage or loss of life.|
A string of personal disasters.
|distress||Difficulty caused by lack of money.|
A distress call.
|hardship||Something that causes or entails suffering- James Boswell.|
I cannot think it a hardship that more indulgence is allowed to men than to women.
|heartache||Emotional anguish or grief, typically caused by the loss or absence of someone loved.|
The familiar pang of heartache.
An unforgettable tale of joy and heartbreak.
|ill luck||An often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining.|
|misadventure||An unfortunate incident; a mishap.|
The petty misdemeanours and misadventures of childhood.
|misery||A person who is constantly miserable or discontented.|
The misery of the miner s existence.
Never laugh at other people s misfortunes.
|pain||A somatic sensation of acute discomfort.|
It s not a huge problem just a bit of a pain.
|sorrow||An event or circumstance that causes sorrow.|
It was a great sorrow to her when they separated.
His disregard for the sufferings of his fellow countrymen.
|torment||A feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented.|
So great was his harassment that he wanted to destroy his tormentors.
|torture||Extreme mental distress.|
A torture chamber.
|trauma||Any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.|
A personal trauma like the death of a child.
|tribulation||An annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event.|
The tribulations of being a megastar.
|trouble||Effort or exertion made to do something, especially when inconvenient.|
What is the trouble.
|woe||Misery resulting from affliction.|
To add to his woes customers have been spending less.
|wretchedness||A state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune.|
He has compiled a record second to none in its wretchedness.
Usage Examples of "Adversity" as a noun
- Debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity.
- Resilience in the face of adversity.
- She overcame many adversities.
Associations of "Adversity" (30 Words)
|aftermath||The consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event.|
The aftermath of war.
|aftershock||A tremor (or one of a series of tremors) occurring after the main shock of an earthquake.|
|aid||Financial or material help given to a country or area in need.|
A teaching aid.
|befall||Happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance (Santayana.|
He promised that no harm would befall her.
|beset||Assail or attack on all sides.|
She was beset with self doubt.
|betide||Become of; happen to.|
I waited with beating heart not knowing what would betide.
|blow||An act of blowing an instrument.|
Blow on the soup to cool it down.
|calamity||An event resulting in great loss and misfortune.|
Emergency measures may be necessary in order to avert a calamity.
|cataclysm||A sudden violent change in the earth’s surface.|
The cataclysm of the First World War.
|catastrophe||A sudden violent change in the earth’s surface.|
Lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system.
|dilemma||State of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options.|
The insoluble dilemma of adolescence.
|disaster||A state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune.|
His policies were a disaster.
|disruption||Disturbance or problems which interrupt an event, activity, or process.|
No industry is immune to digital disruption.
|earthquake||A disturbance that is extremely disruptive.|
A political earthquake.
|hardship||Something that causes or entails suffering.|
A life of hardship.
|holocaust||Destruction or slaughter on a mass scale, especially caused by fire or nuclear war.|
A nuclear holocaust.
|impending||(of an event regarded as threatening or significant) about to happen; forthcoming.|
The author had returned to his country ahead of the impending war.
|misadventure||An instance of misfortune.|
The coroner recorded a verdict of death by misadventure.
|mischance||An unlucky occurrence.|
By pure mischance the secret was revealed.
|misfortune||An unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes.|
Never laugh at other people s misfortunes.
|mishap||An instance of misfortune.|
Although there were a few minor mishaps none of the pancakes stuck to the ceiling.
|needy||Needy people collectively.|
Needy and elderly people.
|perturbation||A disposition that is confused or nervous and upset.|
The term distress connotes some degree of perturbation and emotional upset.
|plight||A dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation.|
The woeful plight of homeless people.
|seismic||Subject to or caused by an earthquake or earth vibration.|
After a few days of seismic activity the volcanic eruption started.
|survival||A natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment.|
His shorts were a survival from his army days.
|tragedy||The dramatic genre represented by tragedies.|
His life had been plagued by tragedy.
|unaccustomed||Unusual or unfamiliar.|
Many varieties of unaccustomed foods.
|worst||To the highest degree of inferiority or badness.|
So pure of heart that his worst is another man s best.