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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - In an opposing direction; Contrary to your interests or welfare.

Usage examples (40)
  • For truly in adverse fortune the worst sting of misery is to have been happy.
  • adverse currents
  • adverse circumstances
  • A tenant, though threatened with suits at law on a title adverse to liis landlord's, cannot make them interplead. for more
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  • Although you are not "averse" (disinclined) to eating strawberries, you could have an "adverse" (unfavorable) reaction to them.
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