What does adverse mean?

Definitions for adverse
ædˈvɜrs, ˈæd vɜrsad·verse

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word adverse.

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. Leigh Russell:

    An Australian swimmer returning a positive result is both bitterly disappointing and embarrassing to our team, our sport and our country, the ASADA agreement requires Swimming Australia to maintain confidentiality until such time as either ASADA or the individual athlete release details of an adverse result.

  2. Jaroslaw Janecki:

    We had expected a deterioration in sentiment (in Poland) due to a more adverse situation on financial markets and as a result of the cut in the Polish rating, these two factors for sure had an impact on the assessment of the situation by those who participated in the poll.

  3. Anthony Kontos:

    We are looking at concussions as an injury that can be rehabilitated and treated with specific therapies, rest, especially prolonged rest, can have adverse effects for certain patients because they’re sitting around thinking about their symptoms, they’re withdrawn and they’re not engaged in normal social activities.

  4. Lee Cantrell:

    As far as adverse reactions to medication beyond expiration date, I haven't see any published study that shows it's truly a danger.

  5. Jeffrey Goldberg:

    This study did not address the fact that both smoking and alcohol use can reduce pregnancy rates and increase the risk of adverse effects on fetal development.

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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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