adverse definition

  • adjective:
    • performing or providing to oppose; antagonistic: damaging criticism.
    • unlike one's passions or welfare; harmful or bad: bad circumstances.
    • transferring an opposite or opposing direction: adverse currents.
    • Archaic applied reverse.
    • Unfavorable; antagonistic in purpose or effect; dangerous; actively opposing one's passions or desires; unlike one's benefit; acting against; working in an opposing way.
    • Opposed; contrary; opposing your interests or need.
    • Opposite; confronting.
    • functioning against, or perhaps in a contrary direction; opposed; contrary; opposite; conflicting
    • Opposite.
    • In dangerous resistance to; unfavorable; unpropitious; despite a person's wishes; unfortunate; calamitous; afflictive; upsetting.
    • unlike your passions or benefit
    • in an opposing direction
  • verb-transitive:
    • To oppose; to withstand.
  • others:
    • becoming or acting in a contrary way; compared or opposing in place or training course; other; confronting: mostly utilized of upsetting or hostile opposedness, but occasionally of simple resistance in room.
    • Antagonistic in function or impact; contrary; dangerous; inimical: since, an adverse party; undesirable critique.
    • Opposing desire; unlike the wishes or to supposed great; ergo, regrettable; calamitous; unprosperous: as, damaging fate or situations.
    • In botany, turned toward the axis: the opposite of averse, but hardly ever used. See anatropous.
    • Averse, Inimical, etc. See dangerous.
    • Unfortunate, unlucky, calamitous, untoward, disastrous.
    • To oppose.

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