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Definition of Adverse

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. Opposite.
  3. In hostile opposition to; unfavorable; unpropitious; contrary to one's wishes; unfortunate; calamitous; afflictive; hurtful; as, adverse fates, adverse circumstances, things adverse.
  4. To oppose; to resist.

Adverse Quotations

Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

The greatest bulwark against an overreaching government, as tyrants know, is a religious population. That is because religious people form communities of interest adverse to government control of their lives; religious communities rely on their families and each other rather than an overarching government utilizing force.
Ben Shapiro

For to be poised against fatality, to meet adverse conditions gracefully, is more than simple endurance; it is an act of aggression, a positive triumph.
Thomas Mann

A lot of people simply don't realize their potential because they're just so risk adverse. They just don't want to take the risk.
Benjamin Carson

Fear is the most debilitating emotion in the world, and it can keep you from ever truly knowing yourself and others - its adverse effects can no longer be overlooked or underestimated. Fear breeds hatred, and hatred has the power to destroy everything in its path.
Kevyn Aucoin
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Adverse Translations

adverse in German is widrig, feindlich
adverse in Italian is sfavorevole
adverse in Norwegian is fiendtlig
adverse in Spanish is adverso, contrario
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