What does adverse mean?

Definitions for adverse
ædˈvɜrs, ˈæd vɜrsad·verse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adverse, inauspicious, untoward(adj)

    contrary to your interests or welfare

    "adverse circumstances"; "made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions"

  2. adverse, contrary(adj)

    in an opposing direction

    "adverse currents"; "a contrary wind"

Wiktionary

  1. adverse(Adjective)

    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.

    adverse criticism

    Etymology: First attested around 1374, from avers (French: adverse), from adversus, past participle of advertere, from ad- + vertere. See also versus.

  2. adverse(Adjective)

    Opposed; contrary; opposing one's interests or desire.

    adverse circumstances.

    Etymology: First attested around 1374, from avers (French: adverse), from adversus, past participle of advertere, from ad- + vertere. See also versus.

  3. adverse(Adjective)

    Opposite; confronting.

    Etymology: First attested around 1374, from avers (French: adverse), from adversus, past participle of advertere, from ad- + vertere. See also versus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adverse(adj)

    acting against, or in a contrary direction; opposed; contrary; opposite; conflicting; as, adverse winds; an adverse party; a spirit adverse to distinctions of caste

    Etymology: [L. adversari: cf. OF. averser.]

  2. Adverse(adj)

    opposite

    Etymology: [L. adversari: cf. OF. averser.]

  3. Adverse(adj)

    in hostile opposition to; unfavorable; unpropitious; contrary to one's wishes; unfortunate; calamitous; afflictive; hurtful; as, adverse fates, adverse circumstances, things adverse

    Etymology: [L. adversari: cf. OF. averser.]

  4. Adverse(verb)

    to oppose; to resist

    Etymology: [L. adversari: cf. OF. averser.]

Freebase

  1. Adverse

    [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

  1. Adverse

    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. adversusad, to, and vertĕre, versum, to turn.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. adverse

    The opposite of favourable; as, an adverse wind.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'adverse' in Adjectives Frequency: #927

Anagrams for adverse »

  1. evaders

  2. aversed

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adverse in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adverse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of adverse in a Sentence

  1. Bruce Neal:

    Patients with sleep apnea, who are often at increased cardiovascular risk, need rigorous management with other indicated therapies, such as blood pressure lowering, statins, and antithrombotic drugs, i think the most interesting finding of the meta-analysis is that the best estimate of the effect of obstructive sleep apnea treatment on risk of major adverse cardiovascular events is very similar to the reduction in risk seen with aspirin, beta-blockers, or statin medications.

  2. Chuck Benbrook:

    There is growing evidence that glyphosate is geno-toxic and has adverse effects on cells in a number of different ways, it's time to pull back... on uses of glyphosate that we know are leading to significant human exposures while the science gets sorted out.

  3. Matt Krause:

    It protects Ben Jerry's as much as it protects Chick-fil-A. ... The government should not be penalizing, should not taking adverse action against you for your belief on a marriage.

  4. Cicero:

    Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.

  5. Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan:

    So far the Irish economy has maintained its reputation internationally and we're quietly hopeful we won't get a major shock from the settlement, if there are adverse consequences for Ireland, and there well may be, it's medium term but the extent of them will depend on what kind of settlement succeeds British membership and how the negotiations between the UK and EU progress.

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Translations for adverse

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  • معاكسArabic
  • враждебен, неблагоприятен, обратен, противопоставящ сеBulgarian
  • widrig, gegnerischGerman
  • contrario, desfavorable, opuesto, adversoSpanish
  • epäsuotuisa, nurja, vastakkainenFinnish
  • défavorableFrench
  • meefoayroilManx
  • प्रतिकूलHindi
  • avverso, contrario, ostileItalian
  • לוואיHebrew
  • 不利なJapanese
  • motstående, uhensiktsmessig, ugunstigNorwegian
  • niesprzyjający, niepomyślny, niekorzystnyPolish
  • advers, nefavorabil, opusă, ostil, opusRomanian
  • противоположный, враждебный, неблагоприятныйRussian
  • tersTurkish
  • bất lợiVietnamese

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