What does the word adverse mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Adversely.

  • Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Opposing or opposed; antagonistic.

Usage examples for adverse

  1. This may be taken as a specimen of a certain class of adverse opinion, evidently formed without sufficient investigation of the subject. – The Three Additions to Daniel, A Study by William Heaford Daubney
  2. There was never much reticence among the ladies at Richmond in Lucy's presence, and since the completion of Lizzie's unfortunate visit to Fawn Court, they had not hesitated to express open opinions adverse to the prospects of the proposed bride. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  3. If it is adverse to Austria that army corps will cross the border and march to our assistance. – The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs