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What does "Adverse" mean?

Definition

(a.) Acting against, or in a contrary direction; opposed; contrary; opposite; conflicting; as, adverse winds; an adverse party; a spirit adverse to distinctions of caste (a.) In hostile opposition to; unfavorable; unpropitious; contrary to one's wishes; unfortunate; calamitous; afflictive; hurtful; as, adverse fates, adverse circumstances, things adverse (a.) Opposite (v. t.) To oppose; to resist


Synonyms contrary, untoward, harmful, inauspicious, unfavorable, unfavourable


Example: "Adverse currents" Example: "Adverse circumstances"


Word Family adversely, adverseness, adversities, adversity