Meaning of ADVERSE in English

ADVERSE

adj. Function: adjective

1 acting against or in a contrary direction FF1C; hindered by adverse forces FF1E;

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

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

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

2 being opposed to one's interests FF1C; an adverse balance of trade FF1E;

Synonyms: detrimental, negative, unfavorable

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

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

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