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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

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

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

If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.
John Heywood

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

To overcome adverse circumstances, you have to learn to overcome your own hang-ups, values, and idiosyncrasies in order to value other people, cultures, and ideas.
Anne F. Beiler
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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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