adversity [ad-vur-si-tee] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Definition:||bad luck, situation|
|Synonyms:||affliction, bad break, bummer, calamity, can of worms, catastrophe, clutch, contretemps, crunch, difficulty, disaster, distress, downer, drag*, evil eye, hard knocks, hard times, hardship, hurting, ill fortune, jam, jinx, kiss of death, misery, misfortune, mishap, on the skids, pain in the neck, poison*, reverse, sorrow, suffering, the worst, tough luck, trial, trouble|
|Antonyms:||aid, encouragement, favor, fortune, good luck, help, prosperity|
|Part of Speech:||adjective|
|Synonyms:||bankrupt, beaten, beggared, broke, broken, defeated, derelict, destitute, finished, impoverished, in the gutter, in the poorhouse, in the red, insolvent, moneyless, needy, on the skids, out of funds, outcast, penniless, poverty-stricken, ruined, vagabond, vagrant|
|Antonyms:||rich, wealthy, well-to-do|
|Part of Speech:||adjective|
|Synonyms:||all washed up, belly-up, burned out, cooked, dead*, destroyed, done for, down and out, down for the count, down the drain, down the tubes, finished, floored, had it, nonfunctioning, on the skids, out of business, out of circulation, sunk, totaled, washed up, wiped out|
adversity, evil; failure; bad luck, ill luck, evil luck, adverse luck, hard fortune, hard hap, hard luck, hard lot; frowns of fortune; evil dispensation, evil star, evil genius; ups and downs of life, broken fortunes; hard case, hard lines, hard life; sea of troubles; peck of troubles; hell upon earth; slough of despond., trouble, hardship, curse, blight, blast, load, pressure., pressure of the times, iron age, evil day, time out of joint; hard times, bad times, sad times; rainy day, cloud, dark cloud, gathering clouds, ill wind; visitation, infliction; affliction (painfulness); bitter pill; care, trial; the sport of fortune., mishap, mischance, misadventure, misfortune; disaster, calamity, catastrophe; accident, casualty, cross, reverse, check, contretemps, rub; backset, comedown, setback [U.S.]., losing game; falling; fall, downfall; ruination, ruinousness; undoing; extremity; ruin (destruction).
be ill off; go hard with; fall on evil, fall on evil days; go on ill; not prosper., go downhill, go to rack and ruin (destruction) [more], go to the dogs; fall, fall from one's high estate; decay, sink, decline, go down in the world; have seen better days; bring down one's gray hairs with sorrow to the grave; come to grief; be all over, be up with; bring a wasp's nest about one's ears, bring a hornet's nest about one's ears.
unfortunate, unblest, unhappy, unlucky; improsperous, unprosperous; hoodooed [U.S.]; luckless, hapless; out of luck; in trouble, in a bad way, in an evil plight; under a cloud; clouded; ill off, badly off; in adverse circumstances; poor; behindhand, down in the world, decayed, undone; on the road to ruin, on its last legs, on the wane; in one's utmost need., planet-struck, devoted; born under an evil star, born with a wooden ladle in one's mouth; ill-fated, ill-starred, ill-omened., adverse, untoward; disastrous, calamitous, ruinous, dire, deplorable.
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