What does adverse mean?

Definitions for adverse
ædˈvɜrs, ˈæd vɜrsad·verse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adverse, inauspicious, untowardadjective

    contrary to your interests or welfare

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

  2. adverse, contraryadjective

    in an opposing direction

    "adverse currents"; "a contrary wind"

Wiktionary

  1. adverseadjective

    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. adverseadjective

    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. adverseadjective

    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. Adverseadjective

    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. Adverseadjective

    opposite

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

  3. Adverseadjective

    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. Adverseverb

    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

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  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. Martin Landray:

    At this stage, we found no clear adverse effects of doing this. Let's recognize that there are sort of two messages here. In the people who required oxygen or ventilation, it clearly works, and the benefits are biggest for those on ventilators. In the people in hospital with Covid who do not require oxygen -- so, their lungs are working moderately well -- then actually there's no benefit, in the trial, our focus was on mortality, which obviously a drug can affect in either direction, but the overall results in the patients on oxygen and ventilation was a clear, clear benefit.

  2. Laura Berman:

    These studies can only suggest an association and can not establish causation, for example, some women who report high stress may also have decreased sleep, irregular or unhealthy diets, or increased rates of substance use. It is unclear whether it is the' stress' that causes the adverse outcome.

  3. Mohamed El-Erian:

    The Fed's decision to hold off on a rate hike reflects the extent to which it is worried about further destabilization in global financial condition spilling back and undermining the U.S. recovery, they are reluctant to add to international financial fragility - and they wish to limit adverse spillback to the U.S. economy.

  4. John R. Miller:

    If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.

  5. Daniel Salmon:

    Vaccines are extremely safe. Serious adverse reactions are very, very rare. It's very unfortunate that there would be such a hashtag because it's going to scare people, if you scare people, less people will get vaccinated and you'll have outbreaks of things like measles which can kill children.

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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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