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Definition 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. 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.
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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