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ADVERSE

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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 


ADVERSE (adjective)


Sense 1adverse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Contrary to your interests or welfare

Synonyms:

adverse; inauspicious; untoward; harmful

Context examples:

adverse circumstances / made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions

Similar:

unfavorable; unfavourable (not encouraging or approving or pleasing)


Sense 2adverse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In an opposing direction

Synonyms:

adverse; contrary

Context examples:

adverse currents / a contrary wind

Similar:

unfavorable; unfavourable ((of winds or weather) tending to hinder or oppose)


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