Meaning of ADVERSE in English




acting against or in a contrary direction

hindered by adverse forces

Synonyms: antagonistic, anti, antipathetic, opposed, opposing, oppugnant

Related Word: contrary, counter, counteractive; hindering, impeding, obstructive; hostile, unfriendly

Contrasted words: coactive, collaborative, cooperative; adjuvant, synergistic; favorable, propitious


being opposed to one's interests

an adverse balance of trade

Synonyms: detrimental, negative, unfavorable

Related Word: deleterious, harmful, hurtful, injurious; disadvantageous, prejudicial, unpropitious, unsatisfactory

Contrasted words: advantageous, favorable, positive, propitious, satisfactory

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