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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

Adverse selection arises in markets where there is asymmetric information between buyers and sellers. Asymmetric information occurs when one party in a transaction or contract has information that is not observable to the other party.

Google previewBouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia (1914)

by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle

porting to vest title to the entire tract in the grantee is notice to the co-tenant of an adverse holding; MeCann v. Welch, 10G Wis. 142, 81 N. W. 096. One claiming by adverse possession cannot avail himself of the previous possession of another ...

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 previewThe Federal Reserve System: An Encyclopedia (2005)

An Encyclopedia by Rik W. Hafer

ADVERSE SELECTION. Suppose two individuals apply for a loan from a bank to buy a car. One of them intends to make payments on time, but the other does not. Before the bank makes the loans, it must determine if either of the two ...

Google previewDictionary of Toxicology (2014)

by Ernest Hodgson, Michael Roe

adverse. drug. reaction. or dissolved in drinking water, by gastric lavage, controlledrelease capsules or gelatin capsules. In the first two cases a measured amount can be given or access can be ad libitum, with the dose being estimated from ...

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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.

Anagrams of ADVERSE

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