[advˈɜːs], [advˈɜːs], [a_d_v_ˈɜː_s]

Definitions of adverse:

  1.   Opposed to; opposite; unfavorable; contrary; hostlle; unfortunate; as, adverse circumstances. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Opposed to; unfavorable; unfortunate. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   To oppose; to resist. – Newage Dictionary DB
  4.   Adversely. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5.   ADVERSENESS. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6.   Opposed to; unfortunate; calamitous. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7.   Opposite. – Newage Dictionary DB
  8.   Acting in a contrary direction: opposed to: unfortunate. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9.   Acting in a contrary direction; opposing; thwarting; unprosperous. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for adverse:

  1. I think we're tremendously different than the series, if they were to tune in to the series after seeing the movie they might be disappointed. That there was, you know, that they might have some kind of adverse reaction. – Gillian Anderson
  2. At many points during our nation's history, there have been times- known in our history textbooks as "panics"- when adverse conditions affecting the financial and economic sectors of the country have caused individuals to hoard more than they need. – Jo Bonner
  3. Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse front its blows with brave hearts. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
  4. Proponents of the Central America Free Trade Agreement have conveniently ignored this fundamental fact: the effect of trade on incomes in Central America and how to alleviate the adverse consequences of trade liberalization on the poor. – Stephen F. Lynch
  5. Another adverse factor was the way the Russians received continual reinforcements from their back areas, as they fell back. It seemed to us that as soon as one force was wiped out, the path was blocked by the arrival of a fresh force. – Gerd von Rundstedt

Usage examples for adverse:

  1. Thus relieved in mind, he makes his decision in spite of adverse fate. ” – Autobiography and Selected Essays by Thomas Henry Huxley
  2. Here again adverse fate met the unfortunate Sam. ” – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  3. Your friends must be sacred to you,- I mean from adverse criticism of others. ” – Patty Blossom by Carolyn Wells
  4. “ Flinders was so thoroughly well acquainted with the harbour that he tried to beat up in the night; but the wind was adverse and he did not pass the heads till one o'clock on the following day. ” – The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders by Ernest Scott
  5. Nevertheless, in spite of adverse circumstances, the Royal library had been steadily growing in the course of ages, and had by this time assumed notable proportions. ” – Studies from Court and Cloister by J.M. Stone
  6. Halfway down she came upon an adverse criticism of Joscelyn Morgan and her new play. ” – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  7. Excitement and adverse criticism were almost universally aroused. ” – The Boss of Little Arcady by Harry Leon Wilson
  8. And afterwards, being asked by Caius and Fulvius, in a great assembly, what he thought of Tiberius's death, he gave an answer adverse to Tiberius's public actions. ” – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  9. And I want to tell you in all truth, Tirant, that my fortune has always been adverse – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  10. My good friends here, who believe in it as much as I do, feel that the time is not ripe, that the country would not understand it, and that it will merely provoke a storm of adverse criticism. ” – Average Americans by Theodore Roosevelt

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