An example sentence using the word "adversity" is: "Mark faced much adversity during his early high school years but overcame it to become the president of his class." A person facing adversity is someone who is dealing with difficulties and misfortunes.
Another example sentence is: "Karen's return to her hometown after the scandal was met with much adversity." Adversity is a noun with a negative connotation. The plural form of adversity is adversities. The word originated between the years 1200 and 1250.
Some synonyms of the word adversity are trouble, misery, hardship and disaster. Antonyms of adversity include prosperity and luck.