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adversity

Roget category 735

5. Words relating to the voluntary powers
5.5. Results of voluntary action
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#735. Adversity

noun

adversity, evil etc. 619failure etc. 732bad luck, ill luck, evil luck, adverse luck, hard fortune, hard hap, hard luck, hard lotfrowns of fortuneevil dispensation, evil star, evil geniusvicissitudes of life, ups and downs of life, broken fortuneshard case, hard lines, hard life sea of troublespeck of troubleshell upon earthslough of despond.
trouble, hardship, curse, blight, blast, load, pressure.
pressure of the times, iron age, evil day, time out of jointhard times, bad times, sad timesrainy day, cloud, dark cloud, gathering clouds, ill windvisitation, inflictionaffliction etc. (painfulness) 830bitter pillcare, trialthe sport of fortune.
mishap, mischance, misadventure, misfortunedisaster, calamity, catastropheaccident, casualty, cross, reverse, check, contretemps, rubbackset, comedown, setback [U.S.].
losing gamefalling etc. v. — fall, downfallruination, ruinousnessundoingextremityruin etc. (destruction) 162.

verb

be ill off etc. adj. — go hard withfall on evil, fall on evil daysgo on illnot prosper etc. 734.
go downhill, go to rack and ruin etc. (destruction) 162, go to the dogsfall, fall from one's high estatedecay, sink, decline, go down in the worldhave seen better daysbring down one's gray hairs with sorrow to the bring down one's gray hairs with sorrow to the gravecome to griefbe all over, be up withbring a wasp's nest about one's ears, bring a hornet's nest about one's ears.

adjective

unfortunate, unblest, unhappy, unluckyimprosperous, unprosperoushoodooed [U.S.]luckless, haplessout of luckin trouble, in a bad way, in an evil plightunder a cloudcloudedill off, badly offin adverse circumstancespoor etc. 804behindhand, down in the world, decayed, undoneon the road to ruin, on its last legs, on the wanein one's utmost need.
planet-struck, devotedborn under an evil star, born with a wooden ladle in one's mouthill-fated, ill-starred, ill-omened.
adverse, untowarddisastrous, calamitous, ruinous, dire, deplorable.



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