Meaning of adverse

ad•verse

Pronunciation: (ad-vûrs', ad'vûrs), [key]
— adj.
  1. unfavorable or antagonistic in purpose or effect: adverse criticism.
  2. opposing one's interests or desire: adverse circumstances.
  3. being or acting in a contrary direction; opposed or opposing: adverse winds.
  4. opposite; confronting: the adverse page.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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