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Definition of the adjective adverse

What does adverse mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more adverse / adverser | most adverse / adversest

  1. contrary to your interests or welfare
  2. in an opposing direction

Alternative definition of the adjective adverse


  1. Unfavorable; antagonistic in purpose or effect; hostile; actively opposing one's interests or wishes; contrary to one's welfare; acting against; working in an opposing direction.
  2. Opposed; contrary; opposing one's interests or desire.
  3. [not comparable] Opposite; confronting.

Definition of the adjective adverse for high school students

    antagonistic, unfavorable, dangerous
    • example: Because of adverse conditions, the hikers decided to give up trying to climb the mountain.

The adjective adverse is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.


Who is Adverse?

Adverse is an American hip hop artist known for his intellectually challenging lyrics and complex rhyme-schemes, syllabic placement and on-stage antics. A former debate-champion, his music is often informed and witty. Adverse usually produces his own music, using an MPC 2000, a technic 1300 turntable and one mic.

Phrases with Adverse

  1. Adverse party
  2. Adverse effect
  3. Adverse Impact
  4. adverse opinion
  5. adverse witness
  6. Adverse selection
  7. Adverse possession

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adverse

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Google previewWho's Whose (2009)

A No-Nonsense Guide to Easily Confused Words by Philip Gooden

The adjective adverse means opposing or unfavourable'; Adverse weather conditions delayed the ferry crossing. Averse means reluctant", unwilling', and generally describes people's responses: Averse for years to anything so sweaty as 'live' ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health Services Research (2009)

Ed. by Ross M. Mullner by Ross M. Mullner

million preventable adverse drug events occur in the United States annually, and the true number might be much higher. The IOM conservatively estimates the 2006 national hospital costs associated ...

Google previewPhilippine Law Dictionary

ADVERSE CLAIMANT 39 AERODROME (adverse claims) is to prevent a person dealing with the land from obtaining a clean tide while rights-are outstanding in others. Until a transfer is actually registered, a person having an equitable ...

Google previewDictionary of Pharmaceutical Medicine (2013)

by Gerhard Nahler

adverse drug reaction (ADR) ICH: (pre-approval clinical experience): “all noxious and unintended responses to a medicinal product related to any dose should be considered adverse drug reaction”; WHO/ICH (marketed medicinal product): “a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Law (1891)

Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern ... by Henry Campbell Black

ADVERSE. Opposed ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Aging (2006)

Fourth Edition, 2-Volume Set by Richard Schulz

DRUG REACTIONS The term “adverse drug reaction” is defined by the World Health Organization as an effect that is “noxious and unintended” and that “ occurs at doses normally used by humans” (World Health Organization, 2002). Adverse ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Quantitative Risk Analysis and Assessment (2008)

by Edward L. Melnick, Brian S. Everitt

A serious adverse event (SAE) is an AE that is at least possibly related to the intervention and that results in death; life-threatening experience; inpatient hospitalization or prolongation of existing hospitalization; persistent and significant ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Words and Phrases Used in Ancient and Modern Law (2000)

by Arthur English

Adverse; unfavorable; opposite; afflictive. Adversa fortuna. Adverse fortune. Adversa valetudo. Ill health. Adversaria. Rough memoranda. Adversarius. An antagonist, opponent, adversary, rival. Adversary.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Resource Management, Key Topics and Issues (2012)

ADVERSE. IMPACT. KyleE.Brink. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopaedia of Law (1905)

by David Shephard Garland, Lucius Polk McGehee, James Cockcroft, Charles Porterfield

ADVERSE POSSESSION, cont'd. Continuous possession, cont'd. Interruption of possession, cont'd. Purchase of outstanding claims, 1-839 Purchase of tax ...

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Quotes about Adverse

If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be. (John R. Miller)
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Scrabble value of A1D2V4E1R1S1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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