Adverse

[advˈɜːs], [advˈɜːs], [a_d_v_ˈɜː_s]

Definitions of adverse:

  1.   Acting against, or in a contrary direction; opposed; contrary; opposite; conflicting; as, adverse winds; an adverse party; a spirit adverse to distinctions of caste.
  2.   Acting in a contrary direction; opposing; thwarting; unprosperous.
  3.   contrary to your interests or welfare; " adverse circumstances"; " made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions"
  4.   in an opposing direction; " adverse currents"; " a contrary wind"
  5.   Opposed to; opposite; unfavorable; contrary; hostlle; unfortunate; as, adverse circumstances.
  6.   Adversely.
  7.   Opposing or opposed; antagonistic.
  8.   Opposite.
  9.   To oppose; to resist.
  10.   Acting in a contrary direction: opposed to: unfortunate.
  11.   Opposed to; unfortunate; calamitous.
  12.   Opposed to; unfavorable; unfortunate.
  13.   In hostile opposition to; unfavorable; unpropitious; contrary to one's wishes; unfortunate; calamitous; afflictive; hurtful; as, adverse fates, adverse circumstances, things adverse.
  14.   ADVERSENESS.

Antonyms for adverse:

beneficial, healthful, healing, favourable, friendly, innocuous, appreciative, complimentary, healthy, kindly, good, salutary, useful, admiring, nonfatal, noninfectious, Commendatory, secure, noncorrosive, supportive, sociable, remedial, anodyne, sound, agreeable, Officinal, medicinal, affectionate, palliative, facilitative, favorable, Hurtless, advantageous, approving, brotherly, restorative, harmless, innocent, affable, amicable, cordial, social, complaisant, propitious, nontoxic, well-disposed, unresistant, accessible, nonvenomous, therapeutic, positive, benign, congenial, conducive, amiable, curative, nonpoisonous, hearty, complying, approbatory, salubrious, neighborly, helpful, hospitable, white, benignant, tender, nondestructive, Applauding, inoffensive, companionable, safe, nonpolluting, wholesome, understanding, tolerant, fond, sympathetic, auspicious, nonlethal.


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. We were only on orbit a little over two days, so we had no adverse effects from being weightless. – Robert Crippen
  5. But I'm not adverse to the idea of Torch Song as a musical. It would just be different. Because the play will always be there exactly as it was, and in a musical you could tell a lot of the story through songs. – Harvey Fierstein
  6. There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor. – Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  7. Again and again, to be sure, on the way to America, and under many other circumstances, man has passed through the most adverse climates and has survived, but he has flourished and waxed strong only in certain zones. – Ellsworth Huntington
  8. The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force. – Thomas Jefferson
  9. 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
  10. Texas has been hit especially hard this year by a continuing drought, threatening high winds and increasingly destructive range fires. Simply, these conditions have lead to extremely adverse conditions in the agriculture industry. – Michael McCaul
  11. 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
  12. The religious superstitions of women perpetuate their bondage more than all other adverse influences. – Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  13. A player is said to have the opposition when he can place his King directly in front of the adverse King, with only one square between them. This is often an important advantage in ending games. – Howard Staunton
  14. However, writing software without defects is not sufficient. In my experience, it is at least as difficult to write software that is safe- that is, software that behaves reasonably under adverse conditions. – Wietse Venema

Usage examples for adverse:

  1. Your friends must be sacred to you,- I mean from adverse criticism of others. ” – Patty Blossom by Carolyn Wells
  2. 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
  3. Here again adverse fate met the unfortunate Sam. ” – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  4. The quarter from which the wind came was neither favourable nor adverse being on the beam. ” – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  5. Her theory was that the complete rest would do more than anything else to calm her shaken nerves; and she did not admit into her calculations the chances of adverse weather which March would not suggest as probable in the last week in September. ” – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  6. 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
  7. 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
  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. In this manner the organism grew and expanded from the primitive animalcular nerve type to the consolidated, firm tissue that enabled it to hold itself from dissolution under adverse conditions and planetary changes. ” – The Universe a Vast Electric Organism by George Woodward Warder
  10. The only thing he could yield to adverse fate was his life. ” – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  11. “ 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
  12. Excitement and adverse criticism were almost universally aroused. ” – The Boss of Little Arcady by Harry Leon Wilson
  13. So with a gallant heart, through every adverse accident of sorrow and of fate to turn to the sun, to strive for the heaven; this it is that gives knowledge to the strong and happiness to the weak. ” – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  14. By the time they returned to England, the placing of the invention in divers countries had been arranged in a manner which gave assurance of a fortune for its owners on a foundation not likely to have established itself in more adverse circumstances. ” – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  15. After the passage of Blanchard from England over to France this hero, who was the first to trust himself to the wide space of the sky, resolved to undertake the return voyage from France to England- a more difficult feat, owing to the generally adverse character of the winds and currents. ” – Wonderful Balloon Ascents or, the Conquest of the Skies by Fulgence Marion
  16. Sometimes the original idea occurs to the man who subsequently works it out; and sometimes it comes as a happy thought to one who is either in advance of his age, or who is prevented by adverse circumstances from following it up, and who yet lives to see the day when some more fortunate individual gives it a material shape, and so achieves the fame which was denied to him. ” – The-Romance-of-Industry-and-Invention by Cochrane, Robert
  17. Thus relieved in mind, he makes his decision in spite of adverse fate. ” – Autobiography and Selected Essays by Thomas Henry Huxley
  18. She's got a good mind, is said of one character, she's read 'Anthony Adverse – Why the Chimes Rang: A Play in One Act by Elizabeth Apthorp McFadden
  19. 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

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