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ordeal

noun

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  1. a test of faith, patience, or strength the hikers were finally rescued after a three-day ordeal in the wilderness Synonyms cross, crucible, fire, gauntlet (also gantlet), trialRelated Words baptism, initiation; adversity, affliction, asperity, misadventure, mischance, misfortune, mishap, privation, tragedy, tribulation, trouble, vicissitude, woe; acid test, litmus test; challenge, complication, difficulty, grief, grievance, hardship, rigor; annoyance, discomfort, inconvenience, nuisance



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