Adversity (noun)

  1. Difficulties, misfortunes, or afflictions; a state of hardship or misfortune.
  2. The state or condition of being exposed to harm or injury; vulnerability.

Origin:

From the latin word "adversitas" meaning unfavorable condition, hardship or trouble.

Examples:

  1. He faced adversity with courage and determination.
  2. She overcame adversity to become a successful businesswoman.
  3. The company was able to survive the adversity of the recession.
  4. Despite the adversity, they were able to maintain their optimism.
  5. The family faced adversity together and emerged stronger as a result.
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