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Synonyms of adversity in English:


  • they remain steadfast in the face of adversity it helps to laugh about life's adversities
    misfortune, ill luck, bad luck, trouble, difficulty, hardship, distress, disaster, misadventure, suffering, affliction, sorrow, misery, heartbreak, heartache, wretchedness, tribulation, woe, pain, trauma, torment, torture;
    mishap, stroke of ill luck, stroke of bad luck, accident, shock, upset, reverse, reversal, reversal of fortune, setback, crisis, catastrophe, tragedy, calamity, trial, cross, burden, blow, buffet, vicissitude, issue;
    hard times, dire straits, trials and tribulations
    informalhell, hell on earth, hassle, stress
    literarydolour, travails
    [Antonyms] good times
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