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ad·verse

 (ăd-vûrs′, ăd′vûrs′)
adj.
1. Acting or serving to oppose; antagonistic: adverse criticism.
2. Contrary to one's interests or welfare; harmful or unfavorable: adverse circumstances.
3. Moving in an opposite or opposing direction: adverse currents.

[Middle English, from Old French advers, from Latin adversus, past participle of advertere, to turn toward : ad-, ad- + vertere, to turn; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

ad·verse′ly adv.
ad·verse′ness n.

adverse

(ˈædvɜːs; ædˈvɜːs)
adj
1. antagonistic or inimical; hostile: adverse criticism.
2. unfavourable to one's interests: adverse circumstances.
3. contrary or opposite in direction or position: adverse winds.
4. (Botany) (of leaves, flowers, etc) facing the main stem. Compare averse2
[C14: from Latin adversus opposed to, hostile, from advertere to turn towards, from ad- to, towards + vertere to turn]
adˈversely adv
adˈverseness n

ad•verse

(ædˈvɜrs, ˈæd vɜrs)

adj.
1. unfavorable or antagonistic: adverse criticism.
2. opposing one's interests or wishes: adverse circumstances.
3. being in an opposite direction: adverse winds.
[1350–1400; < Anglo-French, Old French advers < Latin adversus hostile, past participle of advertere=ad- ad- + vertere to turn]
ad•verse′ly, adv.
ad•verse′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.adverse - contrary to your interests or welfareadverse - contrary to your interests or welfare; "adverse circumstances"; "made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions"
unfavorable, unfavourable - not encouraging or approving or pleasing; "unfavorable conditions"; "an unfavorable comparison"; "unfavorable comments", "unfavorable impression"
2.adverse - in an opposing directionadverse - in an opposing direction; "adverse currents"; "a contrary wind"
unfavorable, unfavourable - (of winds or weather) tending to hinder or oppose; "unfavorable winds"

adverse

adjective
2. unfavourable, bad, threatening, hostile, unfortunate, unlucky, ominous, unfriendly, untimely, unsuited, ill-suited, inopportune, disadvantageous, unseasonable Despite the adverse conditions, the road was finished in just eight months.
3. negative, opposing, reluctant, hostile, contrary, dissenting, unwilling, unfriendly, unsympathetic, ill-disposed Wine lakes and butter mountains have drawn considerable adverse publicity.

adverse

adjective
1. Acting against or in opposition:
2. Tending to discourage, retard, or make more difficult:
Translations
مُنَاوِئ، مُعَاد، مُعَاكِس
nepříznivý
fjendtlignegativugunstig
neikvæîur, óhagstæîur
nelaimėnepalankuspriešiškaipriešiškassunkus išmėginimas
naidīgsnelabvēlīgs
nepriaznivý

adverse

[ˈædvɜːs] ADJ [criticism, decision, effect, wind] → adverso, contrario; [conditions] → adverso, desfavorable
to be adverse toser contrario a, estar en contra de

adverse

[ˈædvɜːrs] adj [effect] → négatif/ive; [circumstances, conditions] → défavorable; [publicity] → mauvais(e); [reaction] → indésirable
Despite the adverse publicity, the new road went ahead → En dépit de la mauvaise publicité, la construction de la nouvelle route s'est poursuivie.
adverse to → hostile à
under adverse circumstances → dans des conditions défavorables
to have an adverse effect on sth → avoir un effet négatif sur qch
the adverse effects of smoking
BUT les effets nocifs de la cigarette.

adverse

adjungünstig; criticism, comment also, reactionnegativ, ablehnend; wind, conditions alsowidrig; effect alsonachteilig

adverse

[ˈædvɜːs] adj (criticism, decision, effect) → sfavorevole; (wind) → contrario/a
adverse to → contrario/a a
adverse weather conditions → condizioni atmosferiche avverse
in adverse circumstances → nelle avversità

adverse

(ˈӕdvəːs) adjective
unfavourable. adverse criticism.
ˈadversely adverb
adˈversity noun
misfortune or hardship.

adverse

a. desfavorable, adverso-a, contrario-a, opuesto-a;
___ effectsefectos ___;
___ reactionreacción ___.

adverse

adj adverso
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It was a feature peculiar to the colonial wars of North America, that the toils and dangers of the wilderness were to be encountered before the adverse hosts could meet.
Powel's and Walden's, and were approaching Cumberland mountain when this adverse fortune overtook us.
It was inexpressibly sad -- then what depth of sorrow to a mother, who felt in her own heart the cause -- to observe, in one so young, this constant recognition of an adverse world, and so fierce a training of the energies that were to make good her cause in the contest that must ensue.
I started, or rather (for like other defaulters, I like to lay half the blame on ill fortune and adverse circumstances) was thrust on to a wrong tack at the age of one-and- twenty, and have never recovered the right course since: but I might have been very different; I might have been as good as you-- wiser--almost as stainless.
On the adverse side of the question, he expressed his conviction that Mrs.
yet not for those Nor what the Potent Victor in his rage Can else inflict do I repent or change, Though chang'd in outward lustre; that fixt mind And high disdain, from sence of injur'd merit, That with the mightiest rais'd me to contend, And to the fierce contention brought along Innumerable force of Spirits arm'd That durst dislike his reign, and me preferring, His utmost power with adverse power oppos'd In dubious Battel on the Plains of Heav'n, And shook his throne.
Upon the slightest and most unreasonable pretences, as well as upon accusations the most absurd and groundless, their persons and property were exposed to every turn of popular fury; for Norman, Saxon, Dane, and Briton, however adverse these races were to each other, contended which should look with greatest detestation upon a people, whom it was accounted a point of religion to hate, to revile, to despise, to plunder, and to persecute.
He refused to abide by the adverse decision of the court.
They were the productions of different minds and of adverse passions; one, ascending for the foundation of human government to the laws of nature and of God, written upon the heart of man; the other, resting upon the basis of human institutions, and prescriptive law, and colonial charter.
Come now, sinner, suppose the wind of fortune, hitherto so adverse, should turn in our favour, filling the sails of our desires so that safely and without impediment we put into port in some one of those islands I have promised thee, how would it be with thee if on winning it I made thee lord of it?
These, as usual, would be exaggerated by the adverse interest of the parties.
If, in a few scattered instances, a brighter aspect is presented, they serve only as exceptions to admonish us of the general truth; and by their lustre to darken the gloom of the adverse prospect to which they are contrasted.