adverse, inauspicious, untoward(adj)
contrary to your interests or welfare
"adverse circumstances"; "made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions"
in an opposing direction
"adverse currents"; "a contrary wind"
Unfavorable; antagonistic in purpose or effect; hostile; actively opposing one's interests or wishes; contrary to one's welfare; acting against; working in an opposing direction.
Opposed; contrary; opposing one's interests or desire.
Origin: First attested around 1374, from avers (French: adverse), from adversus, past participle of advertere, from ad- + vertere. See also versus.
acting against, or in a contrary direction; opposed; contrary; opposite; conflicting; as, adverse winds; an adverse party; a spirit adverse to distinctions of caste
in hostile opposition to; unfavorable; unpropitious; contrary to one's wishes; unfortunate; calamitous; afflictive; hurtful; as, adverse fates, adverse circumstances, things adverse
to oppose; to resist
Origin: [L. adversari: cf. OF. averser.]
[ad-vurs, ad-vurs] adjective ⁕unfavorable or antagonistic in purpose or effect: adverse criticism. ⁕opposing one's interests or desire: adverse circumstances. ⁕being or acting in a contrary direction; opposed or opposing: adverse winds. ⁕opposite; confronting: the adverse page. Adverse or adverse interest, in law, is anything that functions contrary to a party's interest.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ad′vėrs, adj. acting in a contrary direction (with to): opposed to: unfortunate: injurious.—adv. Ad′versely.—ns. Ad′verseness, Advers′ity, adverse circumstances: affliction: misfortune. [Through Fr. from L. adversus—ad, to, and vertĕre, versum, to turn.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'adverse' in Adjectives Frequency: #927
The numerical value of adverse in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of adverse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- враждебен, неблагоприятен, обратен, противопоставящ сеBulgarian
- widrig, gegnerischGerman
- contrario, desfavorable, opuesto, adversoSpanish
- epäsuotuisa, nurja, vastakkainenFinnish
- avverso, contrario, ostileItalian
- motstående, uhensiktsmessig, ugunstigNorwegian
- niesprzyjający, niepomyślny, niekorzystnyPolish
- advers, nefavorabil, opusă, ostil, opusRomanian
- противоположный, враждебный, неблагоприятныйRussian
- bất lợiVietnamese
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