Definitions for "Adversity"
a state of misfortune or affliction; "debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity"; "a life of hardship"
n. Misfortune.
Keywords:  contrariety, opposition
Opposition; contrariety.
a stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event; "a period marked by adversities"
Keywords:  rational, ordinal, harm, scale, effect
The measured amount of harm caused by an adverse effect. Adversity may be measured on an ordinal or rational scale.