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Meaning & Definition of Adverse in English

English

Adverse

/ædvərs/

adjective

1. Contrary to your interests or welfare

  • "Adverse circumstances"
  • "Made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions"
    synonym:
  • adverse
  • ,
  • inauspicious
  • ,
  • untoward

2. In an opposing direction

  • "Adverse currents"
  • "A contrary wind"
    synonym:
  • adverse
  • ,
  • contrary

Examples of using

It has been shown in most studies on this subject that intervention of the legislature had adverse effects.