adversity Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"adversity" in British English

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adversitynoun [U or C]

uk   /ədˈvɜː.sə.ti/  us   /-ˈvɝː.sə.t̬i/
a ​difficult or ​unluckysituation or ​event: She was always ​cheerful in adversity. The ​road to ​happiness is ​paved with adversities.
(Definition of adversity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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adversitynoun [C/U]

 us   /ædˈvɜr·sɪ·t̬i/
a ​difficult or ​unluckysituation or ​event: [U] She’s ​cheerful in the ​face of adversity.
(Definition of adversity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “adversity”
in Chinese (Simplified) 逆境, 不幸, 厄运…
in Turkish son derece zor bir durum, güçlük, sıkıntı…
in Russian трудность, напасть…
in Chinese (Traditional) 逆境, 不幸, 厄運…
in Polish trudna sytuacja, przeciwności losu…
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