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Adverse - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Adverse' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Adverse [ 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.
- Opposite.
- In hostile opposition to; unfavorable; unpropitious; contrary to one's wishes; unfortunate; calamitous; afflictive; hurtful; as, adverse fates, adverse circumstances, things adverse.
2 . Adverse [ v. t.]
- To oppose; to resist.

Meaning of 'Adverse' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . adverse [ s]
Meaning (1):
- in an opposing direction
Example in sentence:
  • a contrary wind;
  • adverse currents
Meaning (2):
- contrary to your interests or welfare
Example in sentence:
  • adverse circumstances;
  • made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions