[ UK /ædvˈɜːs/ ]
[ US /ˈædˌvɝs, ædˈvɝs, ədˈvɝs/ ]
  1. in an opposing direction
    a contrary wind
    adverse currents
  2. contrary to your interests or welfare
    made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions
    adverse circumstances
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How To Use adverse In A Sentence

  • It warns of adverse consequences such as the melting of glaciers and polar icecaps, leading to rising sea levels.
  • Plantations of exotic non-native trees use up large quantities of water, which can have adverse affects on natural habitats.
  • No adversely critical faculty was brought to bear. Times, Sunday Times
  • I haven’t got a problem with the narrater, he’s obviously romanticized or the opposite, in this case, but he’s an interesting person, so I’m not adverse to hearing his side of things. “The Worst Book I Have Read in the Past Three Years” : Edward Champion’s Reluctant Habits
  • Rapid market growth and sector under-capacity encouraged Pilkingtons to expand and attracted new entrants to the marketplace without adverse effects on profits.
  • Psoriasis adverse external factors and endogenous stimuli that?
  • This creates an illusion that is shattered whenever adverse effects however rare are brought to light.
  • The Democratic political calculation with ObamaCare is the proverbial boiling frog: Gradually introduce a health-care entitlement by hiding the true costs, hook the middle class on new subsidies until they become unrepealable, but try to delay the adverse consequences and major new tax hikes so voters don't make the connection between their policy and the economic wreckage. The ObamaCare Writedowns
  • Other adverse or undesired results of vaccination usually appeared in the first day or so after vaccination.
  • The shipboard effect of helicopter has adverse effect on the flight safety.
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