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Definitions of adverse

  1. contrary to your interests or welfare; "adverse circumstances"; "made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. in an opposing direction; "adverse currents"; "a contrary wind" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Acting against, or in a contrary direction; opposed; contrary; opposite; conflicting; as, adverse winds; an adverse party; a spirit adverse to distinctions of caste. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Opposite. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. In hostile opposition to; unfavorable; unpropitious; contrary to one's wishes; unfortunate; calamitous; afflictive; hurtful; as, adverse fates, adverse circumstances, things adverse. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To oppose; to resist. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. Opposed to; opposite; unfavorable; contrary; hostlle; unfortunate; as, adverse circumstances. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Adversely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Acting in a contrary direction: opposed to: unfortunate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. ADVERSENESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Opposed to; unfavorable; unfortunate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Opposing or opposed; antagonistic. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Acting in a contrary direction; opposing; thwarting; unprosperous. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Opposed to; unfortunate; calamitous. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. Opposed; contrary; in resistance or opposition to a claim, application, or proceeding. As to adverse "Claim," "Enjoyment," "Possession," "User," "Verdict," "Witness," see those titles. thelawdictionary.org
  16. ad'v[.e]rs, adj. acting in a contrary direction (with to): opposed to: unfortunate: injurious.--adv. AD'VERSELY.--ns. AD'VERSENESS, ADVERS'ITY, adverse circumstances: affliction: misfortune. [Through Fr. from L. adversus--ad, to, and vert[)e]re, versum, to turn.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. Contrary, hostile, (to); hurtful, injurious, (to); placed opposite. Hence adversely adv. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. Acting with contrary directions; calamitous, afflictive, opposed to prosperous. Complete Dictionary

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