Synonyms and Antonyms of vicissitudes
a negative event or circumstance that is common to a particular setting or situation and is usually beyond one's control
- The vicissitudes of medical school proved too much for the anxious student.
adversities, afflictions, asperities, misadventures, mischances, misfortunes, mishaps, privations, tragedies, tribulations, troubles, woes
crosses, crucibles, fires, gauntlets (also gantlets), ordeals, trials
acid tests, litmus tests
challenges, complications, difficulties, griefs, grievances, hardships, rigors
annoyances, discomforts, inconveniences, nuisances