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Adverse

Adverse Meaning & Definition
Adverse Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Adverse?

[adj] in an opposing direction; "adverse currents"; "a contrary wind"
[adj] contrary to your interests or welfare; "adverse circumstances"; "made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Adverse: contrary | harmful | inauspicious | unfavorable | unfavourable | untoward

Related Terms | Find terms related to Adverse: adversary | adversative | adversive | alien | antagonistic | anti | antipathetic | antithetic | antonymous | at cross-purposes | balancing | clashing | compensating | competitive | con | conflicting | confronting | contradictory | contradistinct | contrapositive | contrarious | contrary | contrasted | converse | counter | counteractive | counterbalancing | counterpoised | countervailing | cross | dead against | deleterious | detrimental | difficult | disaccordant | disadvantageous | discordant | discrepant | dissentient | enemy | eyeball to eyeball | fractious | hard | harmful | hostile | hurtful | impeding | in opposition | inconsistent | inimical | injurious | inverse | miserable | negative | noncooperative | not easy | obstinate | obstructive | obverse | opponent | opposed | opposing | opposite | oppositional | oppositive | oppugnant | overthwart | perverse | prejudicial | recalcitrant | refractory | repugnant | reverse | rigorous | rival | sinister | squared off | stressful | troublesome | troublous | trying | uncooperative | unfavorable | unfriendly | unpropitious | unsatisfactory | untoward | wretched

See Also |

Adverse In Webster's Dictionary

\Ad"verse\, a. [OE. advers, OF. avers, advers, fr. L. adversus, p. p. advertere to turn to. See {Advert}.] 1. Acting against, or in a contrary direction; opposed; contrary; opposite; conflicting; as, adverse winds; an adverse party; a spirit adverse to distinctions of caste. 2. Opposite. ``Calpe's adverse height.'' --Byron. 3. In hostile opposition to; unfavorable; unpropitious; contrary to one's wishes; unfortunate; calamitous; afflictive; hurtful; as, adverse fates, adverse circumstances, things adverse. Happy were it for us all if we bore prosperity as well and wisely as we endure an adverse fortune. --Southey. {Adverse possession} (Law), a possession of real property avowedly contrary to some claim of title in another person. --Abbott. Syn: Averse; reluctant; unwilling. See {Averse}.
\Ad*verse"\, v. t. [L. adversari: cf. OF. averser.] To oppose; to resist. [Obs.] --Gower.

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