from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Opposition; repugnance.
  • noun Adversity; unprosperousness: as, adverseness of circumstances.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being adverse; opposition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state or quality of being adverse, or opposed to.


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  • Back from the mid 70s on, there has been a certain culture of risk - adverseness to some extent in the CIA that was more or less started by the Church-Pike hearings, and I think Porter wants to turn that around.

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  • They are vulnerable to the fear tactics and the adverseness to change that is behind much of the opposition to

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  • If you are not able to put up a wager, you will be discouraged and prostrated by the adverseness of circumstances.

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  • The blame lies instead, ironically, with the extreme risk adverseness of the financial regulatory wimps; who thought their only mission in life was to drive out the risks of default in the financial system; and arrogantly thought themselves capable to do so; and to that effect created minimum bank capital requirements based on risks, as measured by their outsourced risk kommissars, the credit rating agencies.

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  • And if our girls could be led to see this, at least it would overcome that adverseness to marriage which many are now so curiously showing, and which inevitably makes them more fastidious and fanciful in their choice, And, on the other hand, without falling back into the old match-making mamma, exposing her wares in the marriage market to be knocked down to the highest bidder, might not parents recognize a little more than they do how incumbent on them it is to make every effort to give their daughters that free and healthy intercourse with young men which would yield them a wider choice, and which forms the best method for insuring a happy marriage?

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  • "Through plaintiff's varied yet unsuccessful attempts to persuade the county to correct the shortcomings in the bid specifications, plaintiff has demonstrated real adverseness between it and the county.



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