Adverse

  • 21adverse — 01. [Adverse] weather conditions are making it difficult for rescuers to reach a sinking ship off the coast of British Columbia. 02. Mexico s economy has been [adversely] affected by the recession in the U.S. 03. The governor has received a great …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 22adverse — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French advers, from Latin adversus, past participle of advertere Date: 14th century 1. acting against or in a contrary direction ; hostile < hindered by adverse winds > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 23adverse — ad|verse [ æd vɜrs ] adjective * negative, unpleasant, or harmful: an adverse reaction from the public adverse consequences have an adverse effect on: The drug has so far had no adverse effect on patients. a. likely to cause problems: adverse&#8230; …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 24adverse */ — UK [ˈædvɜː(r)s] / US [ædˈvɜrs] adjective a) negative, unpleasant, or harmful an adverse reaction from the public adverse consequences have an adverse effect on: The drug has so far had no adverse effect on patients. b) likely to cause problems&#8230; …

    English dictionary

  • 25ADVERSE — adj. des deux genres Contraire, opposé. Il n est usité que dans ces locutions : Fortune adverse, Fortune contraire, défavorable. En style de Palais, La partie adverse, La personne contre qui l on plaide ; et, L avocat adverse, L avocat qui plaide …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 26ADVERSE — adj. des deux genres Qui est contraire, opposé. Il n’est usité que dans ces locutions : Fortune adverse, Fortune contraire, défavorable. En termes de Palais, La partie adverse, La personne contre qui l’on plaide; et L’avocat adverse, L’avocat qui …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 27adverse — adj. (formal) adverse to (adverse to our interests) * * * [ ædvɜːs] (formal) adverse to (adverse to our interests) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 28adverse — ad|verse [ˈædvə:s US ə:rs] adj [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Early French advers, from Latin adversus, past participle of advertere; ADVERT] 1.) not good or favourable ▪ They fear it could have an adverse effect on global financial markets. ▪ Miller&#8230; …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 29adverse — adjective 1 not favourable: an adverse report | adverse publicity 2 adverse conditions/effects etc conditions etc that make it difficult for something to happen or exist: We had to abandon the climb because of adverse weather conditions.&#8230; …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 30adverse — [[t]æ̱dvɜː(r)s, AM ædvɜ͟ːrs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Adverse decisions, conditions, or effects are unfavourable to you. The police said Mr Hadfield s decision would have no adverse effect on the progress of the investigation... Despite the&#8230; …

    English dictionary

  • 31adverse — adjective 1) adverse weather conditions Syn: unfavorable, disadvantageous, inauspicious, unpropitious, unfortunate, unlucky, untimely, untoward Ant: favorable, auspicious 2) the drug s adverse side effects …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 32adverse — adjective 1) adverse weather Syn: unfavourable, inclement, bad, poor, untoward 2) the drug s adverse side effects Syn: harmful, dangerous, injurious, detrimental 3) …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 33adverse — ad•verse [[t]ædˈvɜrs, ˈæd vɜrs[/t]] adj. 1) unfavorable or antagonistic: adverse criticism[/ex] 2) opposing one s interests or wishes: adverse circumstances[/ex] 3) being in an opposite direction: adverse winds[/ex] • Etymology: 1350–1400; &LT;&#8230; …

    From formal English to slang

  • 34adverse — adjective /ˈædvɜːs,ədˈvɜːs/ a) Unfavorable; antagonistic in purpose or effect; hostile; actively opposing ones interests or wishes; contrary to ones welfare; acting against; working in an opposing direction. adverse criticism b) Opposed;&#8230; …

    Wiktionary

  • 35adverse — [ advə:s] adjective preventing success or development; unfavourable. Derivatives adversely adverb Origin ME: from OFr. advers, from L. adversus against, opposite , from advertere, from ad to + vertere to turn . Usage A common error is to use&#8230; …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 36adverse — [ˈædvɜːs] adj not good, or likely to cause problems adverse weather conditions[/ex] an adverse reaction from the public[/ex] adversely adv …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 37adverse — / ædvɜ:s/ adjective unfavourable ♦ adverse balance of trade a situation in which a country imports more than it exports ♦ adverse trading conditions bad conditions for trade …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 38adverse — As an adjective, in legal signification the word involves the element of hostility under a claim or color of title. Eastern Oregon Land Co. v Cole (CA9 Or) 92 F 949, 952. The adjective also expresses the position of persons in litigation with&#8230; …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 39adverse — See adverse, averse …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 40adverse — adj. Adverse is used with these nouns: ↑circumstance, ↑comment, ↑condition, ↑consequence, ↑criticism, ↑effect, ↑impact, ↑implication, ↑influence, ↑outcome, ↑publicity, ↑ …

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