American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Acting or serving to oppose; antagonistic: adverse criticism.
- adj. Contrary to one's interests or welfare; harmful or unfavorable: adverse circumstances.
- adj. Moving in an opposite or opposing direction: adverse currents.
- adj. Archaic Placed opposite.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Being or acting in a contrary direction; opposed or opposing in position or course; opposite; confronting: most commonly used of hurtful or hostile opposedness, but sometimes of mere opposition in space.
- Antagonistic in purpose or effect; opposite; hostile; inimical: as, an adverse party; adverse criticism.
- Opposing desire; contrary to the wishes or to supposed good; hence, unfortunate; calamitous; unprosperous: as, adverse fate or circumstances.
- In botany, turned toward the axis: the opposite of averse, but rarely used. See anatropous.
- Averse, Inimical, etc. See hostile.
- Unfortunate, unlucky, calamitous, untoward, disastrous.
- To oppose.
- adj. Unfavorable; antagonistic in purpose or effect; hostile; actively opposing one's interests or wishes; contrary to one's welfare; acting against; working in an opposing direction.
- adj. Opposed; contrary; opposing one's interests or desire.
- adj. not comparable Opposite; confronting.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Acting against, or in a contrary direction; opposed; contrary; opposite; conflicting.
- adj. Opposite.
- adj. In hostile opposition to; unfavorable; unpropitious; contrary to one's wishes; unfortunate; calamitous; afflictive; hurtful.
- v. obsolete To oppose; to resist.
- adj. contrary to your interests or welfare
- adj. in an opposing direction
- First attested around 1374, from Old French avers (French: adverse), from Latin adversus ("turned against"), past participle of advertere, from ad- ("to") + vertere ("to turn"). See also versus. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French advers, from Latin adversus, past participle of advertere, to turn toward : ad-, ad- + vertere, to turn; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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