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Definitions of adverse

  1. ADVERSENESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. Adversely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. contrary to your interests or welfare; "adverse circumstances"; "made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. Opposite. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. Opposed to; opposite; unfavorable; contrary; hostlle; unfortunate; as, adverse circumstances. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Acting in a contrary direction: opposed to: unfortunate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Opposed to; unfavorable; unfortunate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Opposing or opposed; antagonistic. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Acting in a contrary direction; opposing; thwarting; unprosperous. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Opposed to; unfortunate; calamitous. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for adverse

  1. Your friends must be sacred to you,- I mean from adverse criticism of others. – Patty Blossom by Carolyn Wells
  2. In this manner the organism grew and expanded from the primitive animalcular nerve type to the consolidated, firm tissue that enabled it to hold itself from dissolution under adverse conditions and planetary changes. – The Universe a Vast Electric Organism by George Woodward Warder
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