Adversity is defined as a state of misfortune or affliction, or it may be used to describe a calamitous event. It is related to the word "adverse" which means negative or contrary. A state is an organized political community occupying a definite territory, having an organized government, and possessing internal and external sovereignty. ... Look up Affliction in Wiktionary, the free dictionary An affliction is something which causes someone physical or mental suffering. ... Negative has meaning in several contexts: Negative and non-negative numbers Negative (photography) Negative (music) For other contexts see positive. This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...
Examples are "debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity", "a life of hardship", "a stroke of ill fortune", and "a period marked by adversities." Farmer spreading grasshopper bait in his alfalfa field. ...
Princeton University Wordnet a lexical database for the English language (http://www.cogsci.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/webwn)
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