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.]
British National Corpus
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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Live as brave men and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.
Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.
No one ought to despond in adverse circumstances, for they may turn out to be the cause of good to us.*
New victims of the Bhopal disaster are born every day, and suffer life-long from adverse health impacts.
A lot of what we know about these adverse effects comes from these case reports or people having shown up in the hospital.
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Translations for adverse
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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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