adversity – A difficult or unpleasant situation; hardship
To remember the definition of the word adversity, use the following mnemonic:
The advert for the city (adversity) made it seem like heaven, but in reality the people living there were in a difficult and unpleasant situation and were suffering hardships.
Examples of adversity in a sentence
The disabled athlete did not let adversity stop her from competing in the Olympics.
He escaped his childhood of adversity to become one of the wealthiest men in the country.
After facing adversity at every turn for several months, the homeless man found a job and was able to get off the streets.