Definition and Meanings for adverse
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Part of Speech of adverse
adjective, transitive verb
Etymology of adverse
Meaning of adverse
- acting against, or in a contrary direction; opposed; contrary; opposite; conflicting; as, adverse winds; an adverse party; a spirit adverse to distinctions of caste.
- in hostile opposition to; unfavorable; unpropitious; contrary to one's wishes; unfortunate; calamitous; afflictive; hurtful; as, adverse fates, adverse circumstances, things adverse.
as transitive verb
- to oppose; to resist.