Definitions for adverse
ædˈvɜrs, ˈæd vɜrsad·verse
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adverse, inauspicious, untowardadjective
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.
Etymology: First attested around 1374, from avers (French: adverse), from adversus, past participle of advertere, from ad- + vertere. See also versus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: adversus, Lat.
Was I for this nigh wreckt upon the sea,
And twice, by adverse winds, from England’s bank
Drove back again unto my native clime. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
As when two polar winds blowing adverse,
Upon the Cronian sea together drive
Mountains of ice. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. x. l. 289.
With adverse blast up-turns them from the South,
Notus and Afer.
A cloud of smoke envelopes either host,
And all at once the combatants are lost;
Darkling they join adverse, and shock unseen;
Coursers with coursers justling, men with men. Dryd.
What if he hath decreed, that I shall first
Be try’d in humble state, and things adverse;
By tribulations, injuries, insults,
Contempts, and scorns, and snares, and violence. Par. Reg.
Some the prevailing malice of the great,
Unhappy men, or adverse fate,
Sunk deep into the gulfs of an afflicted state. Wentworth Dillon.
Well she saw her father was grown her adverse party; and yet her fortune such, as she must favour her rivals. Philip Sidney.
Adverse or adverse interest, in law, is anything that functions contrary to a party's interest. This word should not be confused with averse.
Adverse refers to something that is harmful, unfavorable, detrimental, or opposed to one's interests. It is often used to describe conditions, effects, or situations that hinder progress or create negative outcomes.
Adverse refers to unfavorable, harmful, or detrimental conditions or effects that are not desirable or expected; contradictory, opposing in position or direction.
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
Etymology: [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.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The opposite of favourable; as, an adverse wind.
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
New victims of the Bhopal disaster are born every day, and suffer life-long from adverse health impacts.
We have seen time gradually dispel every unfavorable foreboding and our Constitution surmount every adverse circumstance dreaded at the outset as beyond control.
No one ought to despond in adverse circumstances, for they may turn out to be the cause of good to us.*
I've conducted a number of clinical trials in my days, both at Walter Reed [ National Military Medical Center ] and University of Maryland, of which I had the trial put on hold because of adverse reactions until we could evaluate whether that adverse reaction was something that was associated with the investigational product, and if so, was it serious enough that we then had to stop the trial.
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.
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Translations for adverse
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- противопоставящ се, неблагоприятен, враждебен, обратенBulgarian
- widrig, gegnerischGerman
- adverso, contrario, opuesto, desfavorableSpanish
- nurja, vastakkainen, epäsuotuisaFinnish
- ostile, contrario, avversoItalian
- ugunstig, motstående, uhensiktsmessigNorwegian
- niekorzystny, niepomyślny, niesprzyjającyPolish
- opus, advers, nefavorabil, opusă, ostilRomanian
- противоположный, неблагоприятный, враждебныйRussian
- bất lợiVietnamese
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