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synonyms for adversities

  • calamity
  • catastrophe
  • crunch
  • difficulty
  • disaster
  • hard times
  • hardship
  • misery
  • misfortune
  • mishap
  • sorrow
  • suffering
  • trouble
  • affliction
  • bummer
  • clutch
  • contretemps
  • distress
  • downer
  • drag
  • hurting
  • jam
  • jinx
  • poison
  • reverse
  • trial
  • bad break
  • can of worms
  • evil eye
  • hard knocks
  • ill fortune
  • kiss of death
  • on the skids
  • pain in the neck
  • the worst
  • tough luck

antonyms for adversities

MOST RELEVANT
  • advantage
  • assistance
  • benefit
  • blessing
  • boon
  • contentment
  • ease
  • favor
  • good fortune
  • good luck
  • happiness
  • joy
  • miracle
  • peace
  • pleasure
  • profit
  • success
  • wonder
  • comfort
  • health
  • aid
  • encouragement
  • fortune
  • help
  • prosperity
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How to use adversities in a sentence

Persons who have themselves experienced trials have more compassion for the adversities of others.
MARY, HELP OF CHRISTIANSVARIOUS
The people blame themselves for the disasters and the adversities which they endure continually.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
The words of Hagar ought also to be regarded as indicative of pious resignation of spirit amidst the adversities of life.
FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
The adversities of his family and the misfortunes of his country have had most useful effects upon his character.
AURELIANWILLIAM WARE
Let us follow God's commandments, and do unto others as we would they should do unto us, and be patient under all adversities.
SOME JEWISH WITNESSES FOR CHRISTREV. A. BERNSTEIN, B.D.
There is no order so holy, nor place so secret, as that there be not temptations, or adversities in it.
GATHERING JEWELSJAMES KNOWLES AND MATILDA DARROCH KNOWLES
The old amiable submission to adversities had given place to an expression of petulance, of resentment, of cunning, of cowardice.
CHILDREN OF THE DESERTLOUIS DODGE
She cherishes and consoles her afflicted husband through all the adversities of his destiny and the consequences of his faults.
MY RECOLLECTIONS OF LORD BYRONTERESA GUICCIOLI
The more we amplify our need and our possession, so much the more do we expose ourselves to the blows of Fortune and adversities.
THE ESSAYS OF MONTAIGNE, COMPLETEMICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
Humboldt further says that the faith of Columbus soothed his dreary and weary adversities by the charm of ascetic reveries.
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS AND HOW HE RECEIVED AND IMPARTED THE SPIRIT OF DISCOVERYJUSTIN WINSOR
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