Adversity

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Adversity->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ adversity
adversity
evil
&c. 619
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ failure
failure
&c. 732
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ bad luck
bad luck
ill luck
evil luck
adverse luck
hard fortune
hard hap
hard luck
hard lot
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ frowns of fortune
frowns of fortune
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ evil dispensation
evil dispensation
evil star
evil genius|
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ ups and downs of life
ups and downs of life
broken fortunes
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ hard case
hard case
hard lines
hard life
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ sea of troubles
sea of troubles
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ peck of troubles
peck of troubles
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ hell upon earth
hell upon earth
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ slough of despond
slough of despond
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ trouble
trouble
hardship
curse
blight
blast
load
pressure
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ pressure of the times
pressure of the times
iron age
evil day
time out of joint
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ hard times
hard times
bad times
sad times
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ rainy day
rainy day
cloud
dark cloud
gathering clouds
ill wind
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ visitation
visitation
infliction
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ affliction
affliction
&c.(painfulness) 830
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ bitter pill
bitter pill
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ care
care
trial
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ the sport of fortune
the sport of fortune
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ mishap
mishap
mischance
misadventure
misfortune
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ disaster
disaster
calamity
catastrophe
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ accident
accident
casualty
cross
reverse
check
contretemps
rub
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ backset
backset
comedown
setback
=>(U.S.)
GRP: \\ N \\ 5
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ losing game
losing game
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ falling
falling
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ fall
fall
downfall
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ ruination
ruination
ruinousness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ undoing
undoing
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ extremity
extremity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ ruin
ruin
&c.(destruction) 162
PARAG:Adversity->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be ill off
be ill off
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ go hard with
go hard with
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ fall on evil
fall on evil
fall on evil days
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ go on ill
go on ill
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ not prosper
not prosper
&c. 734
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ go downhill
go downhill
go to rack and ruin
&c.(destruction) 162
go to the dogs
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ fall
fall
fall from one's high estate
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ decay
decay
sink
decline
go down in the world
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ have seen better days
have seen better days
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ bring down one's gray hairs with sorrow to the grave
bring down one's gray hairs with sorrow to the grave
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ come to grief
come to grief
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ be all over
be all over
be up with
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ bring a wasp's nest about one's ears
bring a wasp's nest about one's ears
bring a hornet's nest about one's ears
PARAG:Adversity->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ unfortunate
unfortunate
unblest
unhappy
unlucky
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ improsperous
improsperous
unprosperous
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ hoodooed
hoodooed
=>(U.S.)
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ luckless
luckless
hapless
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ out of luck
out of luck
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ in trouble
in trouble
in a bad way
in an evil plight
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ under a cloud
under a cloud
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ clouded
clouded
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ ill off
ill off
badly off
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ in adverse circumstances
in adverse circumstances
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ poor
poor
&c. 804
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ behindhand
behindhand
down in the world
decayed
undone
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ on the road to ruin
on the road to ruin
on its last legs
on the wane
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ in one's utmost need
in one's utmost need
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ planet-struck
planet-struck
devoted
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ born under an evil star
born under an evil star
born with a wooden ladle in one's mouth
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ ill-fated
ill-fated
ill-starred
ill-omened
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ adverse
adverse
untoward
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ disastrous
disastrous
calamitous
ruinous
dire
deplorable

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • Adversity — Ad*ver si*ty, n.; pl. {Adversities}. [OE. adversite, F. adversit[ e], fr. L. adversitas.] 1. Opposition; contrariety. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913 Webster] Adversity is not without comforts and hopes. Bacon. [1913 Webster] Syn: Affliction; distress;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adversity — (n.) c.1200, aduersite misfortune, hardship, difficulty, from O.Fr. aversité adversity, calamity, misfortune; hostility, wickedness, malice (Mod.Fr. adversité), from L. adversitatem (nom. adversitas) opposition, from adversus (see ADVERSE (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • adversity — I noun adverse circumstances, adverse fortune, affliction, bale, calamitas, calamity, catastrophe, contretemps, difficulty, disaster, distress, hardship, injuriousness, injury, misadventure, mischance, miseria, misfortune, mishap, oppression,… …   Law dictionary

  • adversity — *misfortune, mischance, mishap Analogous words: *trial, tribulation, affliction: *distress, misery, suffering: *poverty, privation, indigence, destitution Antonyms: prosperity Contrasted words: felicity, *h …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • adversity — [n] bad luck, situation affliction, bad break*, bummer*, calamity, can of worms*, catastrophe, clutch, contretemps, crunch*, difficulty, disaster, distress, downer*, drag*, evil eye*, hard knocks*, hardship, hard times, hurting, ill fortune, jam …   New thesaurus

  • adversity — ► NOUN (pl. adversities) ▪ difficulty; misfortune …   English terms dictionary

  • adversity — [ad vʉr′sə tē, ədvʉr′sə tē] n. [ME < OFr adversité, aversite < L adversitas < adversus, ADVERSE] 1. a state of wretchedness or misfortune; poverty and trouble 2. pl. adversities an instance of misfortune; calamity …   English World dictionary

  • adversity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Ill fortune Nouns 1. (difficulty) adversity, affliction; bad, ill, adverse, or hard luck or fortune, Weltschmerz; evil lot; force majeur, frowns of fortune; evil star or genius; ups and downs of life,… …   English dictionary for students

  • adversity — noun VERB + ADVERSITY ▪ be faced with, meet with ▪ When faced with adversity she was never tempted to give up. ▪ overcome, triumph over PREPOSITION ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • adversity — n. to face; overcome adversity * * * [əd vɜːsɪtɪ] overcome adversity to face …   Combinatory dictionary

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