What does adverse mean?

adverse meaning in General Dictionary

To oppose to resist

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  • in an opposing way
  • as opposed to your passions or benefit
  • Acting against, or perhaps in a contrary path; compared; contrary; contrary; conflicting; because, bad winds; a bad celebration; a character bad to differences of caste.
  • contrary.
  • In dangerous resistance to; unfavorable; unpropitious; unlike an individual's wishes; unfortunate; calamitous; afflictive; hurtful; because, damaging fates, unpleasant situations, things undesirable.
  • To oppose; to withstand.

adverse meaning in Legal Dictionary

adj. plainly contrary, eg a detrimental party becoming the main one suing you. An adverse interest in real home is a claim against the property, particularly an easement.

adverse meaning in Law Dictionary

Opposed; contrary; in resistance or opposition to a claim, application, or proceeding. Concerning unpleasant "Claim," "Enjoyment," "ownership," "User," "Verdict," "Witness," see those titles.

adverse meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "contrary, opposing," from Old French avers (13c., Modern French adverse) "antagonistic, unfriendly, contrary, international" (such as gent avers "infidel battle"), from Latin adversus "turned against, switched toward, fronting, dealing with," figuratively "hostile, damaging, undesirable," past participle of advertere, from ad- "to" (see ad-) + vertere "to show" (see versus). Relevant: Adversely.

adverse meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Acting against, or in a contrary path; opposed; contrary; opposing; conflicting; because, undesirable winds; an adverse party; a spirit bad to distinctions of caste.

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  • (a.) Opposite.
  • (a.) In hostile opposition to; bad; unpropitious; as opposed to one's desires; regrettable; calamitous; afflictive; hurtful; since, bad fates, bad circumstances, things unfavorable.
  • (v. t.) To oppose; to resist.

Sentence Examples with the word adverse

In the autumn election of 1764 the influence of the proprietors was exerted against Franklin, and by an adverse majority of 25 votes in 4000 he failed to be re-elected to the assembly.

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