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Adverse meaning

adverse - 5 dictionary results

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

adverse - examples of usage

  1. The opening bud of love was able to put forth leaf by leaf, without an adverse wind to check its growth. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. It was an adverse wind, and when it freshened I could not choose but run before it, and that would drive me clean away from the direction I required to steer in. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  3. We are well aware also of the adverse criticisms passed upon these documents; but since no one questions their Celtic origin- whether it be ancient or more modern- we are content to use them. - "The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries", W. Y. Evans Wentz.
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