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Dictionary entry overview: What does adverse mean?
• ADVERSE (adjective)
The adjective ADVERSE has 2 senses:
1. contrary to your interests or welfare
2. in an opposing direction
Familiarity information: ADVERSE used as an adjective is rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||adverse [BACK TO TOP]|
Contrary to your interests or welfare
adverse circumstances / made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions
|Sense 2||adverse [BACK TO TOP]|
In an opposing direction
adverse currents / a contrary wind
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