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adverse


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adverse  \Ad"verse\,  a.  [OE.  advers,  OF  avers,  advers,  fr  L. 
  adversus  p.  p.  advertere  to  turn  to  See  {Advert}.] 
  1.  Acting  against,  or  in  a  contrary  direction;  opposed; 
  contrary;  opposite;  conflicting;  as  adverse  winds;  an 
  adverse  party;  a  spirit  adverse  to  distinctions  of  caste. 
 
  2.  Opposite.  ``Calpe's  adverse  height.''  --Byron. 
 
  3.  In  hostile  opposition  to  unfavorable;  unpropitious; 
  contrary  to  one's  wishes;  unfortunate;  calamitous; 
  afflictive;  hurtful;  as  adverse  fates,  adverse 
  circumstances,  things  adverse. 
 
  Happy  were  it  for  us  all  if  we  bore  prosperity  as 
  well  and  wisely  as  we  endure  an  adverse  fortune. 
  --Southey. 
 
  {Adverse  possession}  (Law),  a  possession  of  real  property 
  avowedly  contrary  to  some  claim  of  title  in  another 
  person.  --Abbott. 
 
  Syn:  Averse;  reluctant;  unwilling.  See  {Averse}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adverse  \Ad*verse"\,  v.  t.  [L.  adversari:  cf  OF  averser.] 
  To  oppose;  to  resist.  [Obs.]  --Gower. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adverse 
  adj  1:  contrary  to  your  interests  or  welfare;  "adverse 
  circumstances";  "made  a  place  for  themselves  under  the 
  most  untoward  conditions"  [syn:  {harmful},  {inauspicious}, 
  {untoward}] 
  2:  in  an  opposing  direction;  "adverse  currents";  "a  contrary 
  wind"  [syn:  {contrary}] 




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