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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 religious superstitions of women perpetuate their bondage more than all other adverse influences.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I didn't like the play, but then I saw it under adverse conditions - the curtain was up.
Groucho Marx

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

It's not fair that the accused is not protected from adverse publicity whilst the accuser is guaranteed anonymity, whatever the verdict.
Jonathan King
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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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