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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Adversity \Ad*ver"si*ty\, n.; pl. Adversities. [OE. adversite, F. adversit['e], fr. L. adversitas.] 1. Opposition; contrariety. [Obs.] --Wyclif. [1913 Webster] Adversity is not without comforts and hopes. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] Syn: Affliction; distress; misery; disaster; trouble; suffering; trial. [1913 Webster]