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adverse

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CIDE DICTIONARY

adversea. [OE. advers, OF. avers, advers, fr. L. adversus, p. p. advertere to turn to. See Advert.].
  •  Acting against, or in a contrary direction; opposed; contrary; opposite; conflicting; as, adverse winds; an adverse party; a spirit adverse to distinctions of caste.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Opposite.  Byron.  [1913 Webster]
  •  In hostile opposition to; unfavorable; unpropitious; contrary to one's wishes; unfortunate; calamitous; afflictive; hurtful; as, adverse fates, adverse circumstances, things adverse.  [1913 Webster]
    "Happy were it for us all if we bore prosperity as well and wisely as we endure an adverse fortune."  [1913 Webster]
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.
adversev. t. [L. adversari: cf. OF. averser.].
     To oppose; to resist.  Gower.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

adverse, adj. (often foll. by to)
1 contrary, hostile.
2 hurtful, injurious.

Derivative
adversely adv. adverseness n.
Etymology
ME f. OF advers f. L adversus past part. of advertere (as AD-, vertere vers- turn)

THESAURUS

adverse

adversary, adversative, adversive, alien, antagonistic, anti, antipathetic, antithetic, antonymous, at cross-purposes, balancing, clashing, compensating, competitive, con, conflicting, confronting, contradictory, contradistinct, contrapositive, contrarious, contrary, contrasted, converse, counter, counteractive, counterbalancing, counterpoised, countervailing, cross, dead against, deleterious, detrimental, difficult, disaccordant, disadvantageous, discordant, discrepant, dissentient, enemy, eyeball to eyeball, fractious, hard, harmful, hostile, hurtful, impeding, in opposition, inconsistent, inimical, injurious, inverse, miserable, negative, noncooperative, not easy, obstinate, obstructive, obverse, opponent, opposed, opposing, opposite, oppositional, oppositive, oppugnant, overthwart, perverse, prejudicial, recalcitrant, refractory, repugnant, reverse, rigorous, rival, sinister, squared off, stressful, troublesome, troublous, trying, uncooperative, unfavorable, unfriendly, unpropitious, unsatisfactory, untoward, wretched

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adverse

Unwillingness

N unwillingness, indisposition, indisposedness, disinclination, aversation, nolleity, nolition, renitence, renitency, reluctance, indifference, backwardness, slowness, want of alacrity, want of readiness, indocility, scrupulousness, scrupulosity, qualms of conscience, twinge of conscience, delicacy, demur, scruple, qualm, shrinking, recoil, hesitation, fastidiousness, averseness, dissent, refusal, unwilling, not in the vein, loth, loath, shy of, disinclined, indisposed, averse, reluctant, not content, adverse, laggard, backward, remiss, slack, slow to, indifferent, scrupulous, squeamish, repugnant, restiff, restive, demurring, unconsenting, involuntary, unwillingly, grudgingly, with a heavy heart, with a bad, with an ill grace, against one's wishes, against one's will, against the grain, sore against one's wishes, sore against one's will, sore against one's grain, invita Minerva, a contre caeur, malgre soi, in spite of one's teeth, in spite of oneself, nolens volens, perforce, under protest, no, not for the world, far be it from me.

Opposition

N opposition, antagonism, oppugnancy, oppugnation, impugnation, contrariety, contravention, counteraction, counterplot, cross fire, undercurrent, head wind, clashing, collision, conflict, competition, two of a trade, rivalry, emulation, race, absence of aid, resistance, restraint, hindrance, opposing, opposed, adverse, antagonistic, contrary, at variance, at issue, at war with, unfavorable, unfriendly, hostile, inimical, cross, unpropitious, in hostile array, front to front, with crossed bayonets, at daggers drawn, up in arms, resistant, competitive, emulous, against, versus, counter to, in conflict with, at cross purposes, against the grain, against the current, against the stream, against the wind, against the tide, with a headwind, with the wind ahead, with the wind in one's teeth, in spite, in despite, in defiance, in the way, in the teeth of, in the face of, across, athwart, overthwart, where the shoe pinches, in spite of one's teeth, though, even, quand meme, per contra, nitor in adversum.

Adversity

N adversity, evil, failure, bad luck, ill luck, evil luck, adverse luck, hard fortune, hard hap, hard luck, hard lot, frowns of fortune, evil dispensation, evil star, evil genius, vicissitudes of life, ups and downs of life, broken fortunes, hard case, hard lines, hard life, sea of troubles, peck of troubles, hell upon earth, slough of despond, trouble, hardship, curse, blight, blast, load, pressure, pressure of the times, iron age, evil day, time out of joint, hard times, bad times, sad times, rainy day, cloud, dark cloud, gathering clouds, ill wind, visitation, infliction, affliction, bitter pill, care, trial, the sport of fortune, mishap, mischance, misadventure, misfortune, disaster, calamity, catastrophe, accident, casualty, cross, reverse, check, contretemps, rub, backset, comedown, setback, losing game, falling, fall, downfall, ruination, ruinousness, undoing, extremity, ruin, unfortunate, unblest, unhappy, unlucky, improsperous, unprosperous, hoodooed, luckless, hapless, out of luck, in trouble, in a bad way, in an evil plight, under a cloud, clouded, ill off, badly off, in adverse circumstances, poor, behindhand, down in the world, decayed, undone, on the road to ruin, on its last legs, on the wane, in one's utmost need, planet-struck, devoted, born under an evil star, born with a wooden ladle in one's mouth, ill-fated, ill-starred, ill-omened, adverse, untoward, disastrous, calamitous, ruinous, dire, deplorable.

Dislike

N dislike, distaste, disrelish, disinclination, displacency, reluctance, backwardness, repugnance, disgust, queasiness, turn, nausea, loathing, averseness, aversation, aversion, abomination, antipathy, abhorrence, horror, mortal antipathy, rooted antipathy, mortal horror, rooted horror, hatred, detestation, hate, animosity, hydrophobia, canine madness, byssa, xenophobia, sickener, gall and wormwood, shuddering, cold sweat, disliking, averse from, loathe, loathe to, loth, adverse, shy of, sick of, out of conceit with, disinclined, heartsick, dogsick, queasy, disliked, uncared for, unpopular, out of favor, repulsive, repugnant, repellant, abhorrent, insufferable, fulsome, nauseous, loathsome, loathful, offensive, disgusting, disagreeable c, (painful), usque ad nauseam, Int, faugh!, foh!, ugh!, non libet.


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