Meaning of ADVERSE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ad-ˈvərs, ˈad-ˌ ]


Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French advers, from Latin adversus, past participle of advertere

Date: 14th century

1. : acting against or in a contrary direction : hostile

hindered by adverse winds


a. : opposed to one's interests

an adverse verdict

heard testimony adverse to their position

especially : unfavorable

adverse criticism

b. : causing harm : harmful

adverse drug effects

3. archaic : opposite in position

• ad·verse·ly adverb

• ad·verse·ness noun

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.