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Adverse (IPA: /ˈædˌvɝs/, /ædˈvɝs/, /ədˈvɝs/)

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.

Adverse (a.)


Adverse (a.)

In hostile opposition to; unfavorable; unpropitious; contrary to one's wishes; unfortunate; calamitous; afflictive; hurtful; as, adverse fates, adverse circumstances, things adverse.

Adverse (v. t.)

To oppose; to resist.


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Adverse Synonyms

Unfavourable, Unfavorable, Contrary

Adverse Synonyms

Inauspicious, Untoward, Harmful, Unfavourable, Unfavorable


Adverse in Spanish

Example Sentence (Quote)

" But adverse soon they meet, with rage they glow, Like bulls fierce fighting for some favourite cow." - The Argonautics of Apollonius Rhodius (tr. Francis Fawkes)

Example Sentence (Quote)

" The king's name is a tower of strength, Which they upon the adverse party want." - Monarchy

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