Definitions for adverseædˈvɜrs, ˈæd vɜrs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ad•verseædˈvɜrs, ˈæd vɜrs(adj.)
unfavorable or antagonistic:
opposing one's interests or wishes:
being in an opposite direction:
Origin of adverse:
1350–1400; < AF, OF advers < L adversus hostile, ptp. of advertere=ad-ad - +vertere to turn
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
[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.
Translations for adverse
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- negatief, negatiewe, ongunstigAfrikaans
- مُنَاوِئ، مُعَاد، مُعَاكِسArabic
- desfavorávelPortuguese (BR)
- negativ; ugunstig; fjendtligDanish
- adverso, desfavorable, negativoSpanish
- مخالف؛ نامطلوبFarsi
- mencela, merugikanIndonesian
- neikvæður, óhagstæðurIcelandic
- sfavorevole, avversoItalian
- priešiškas, nepalankusLithuanian
- nelabvēlīgs; naidīgsLatvian
- negativ, ugunstig, fiendtligNorwegian
- مخالف؛ نامطلوبPersian
- ضد، نا مطلوبPashto
- defavorabil, nefavorabilRomanian
- somär emot, fientligSwedish
- karşı, ters, aleyhte, olumsuzTurkish
- 不利的Chinese (Trad.)
- шкідливий; несприятливийUkrainian
- بر خلاف ، کم نصیبUrdu
- bất lợiVietnamese
- 不利的Chinese (Simp.)
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