Synonyms for adverse

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ad-vurs, ad-vurs
Phonetic Transcription : ædˈvɜrs, ˈæd vɜrs

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Définition of adverse

Origin :
  • late 14c., "contrary, opposing," from Old French avers (13c., Modern French adverse) "antagonistic, unfriendly, contrary, foreign" (e.g. gent avers "infidel race"), from Latin adversus "turned against, turned toward, fronting, facing," figuratively "hostile, adverse, unfavorable," past participle of advertere, from ad- "to" (see ad-) + vertere "to turn" (see versus). Related: Adversely.
  • adj unfavorable, antagonistic
Example sentences :
  • The experience of civilized nations has hitherto been adverse to Socialism.
  • Extract from : « The Republic » by Plato
  • Nor was it a small inducement to him to think that the side he adopted was adverse to Kate.
  • Extract from : « Luttrell Of Arran » by Charles James Lever
  • The adverse weather held us in front and the disease pressed on our rear.
  • Extract from : « The Shadow-Line » by Joseph Conrad
  • "Some adverse influence is at work," said Funkelstein, with some vexation.
  • Extract from : « David Elginbrod » by George MacDonald
  • It is not wonderful that property began in adverse possession.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Law » by Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
  • Criticisms when they have been adverse have been surprisingly harsh.
  • Extract from : « John Baptist Jackson » by Jacob Kainen
  • Miller's 'suggestion' is adverse to the serenity of the psychic, that's all.
  • Extract from : « The Shadow World » by Hamlin Garland
  • There was some adverse criticism of the play as a whole, but there was only one opinion of Haxard.
  • Extract from : « The Story of a Play » by W. D. Howells
  • She anticipated for me the cold winds and beating rains of an adverse destiny.
  • Extract from : « Ernest Linwood » by Caroline Lee Hentz
  • Yet it is difficult to understand the grounds of these adverse criticisms.
  • Extract from : « A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898 » by Henry R. Plomer

Antonyms for adverse

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