1. adverse

adjective. ['ædˈvɝːs, ˈædˌvɝːs, ˌædˈvɝːs'] contrary to your interests or welfare.


  • unfavourable
  • unfavorable
  • inauspicious


  • good
  • complimentary
  • affirmative
  • propitious

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Words that Rhyme with Adverse

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Example sentences of the word adverse

1. Adjective
There have not been any reports as of 2011 about adverse reactions between acetaminophen and melatonin when taken together.

2. Verb, base form
Furthermore, company employees can stay overnight at the hotel if necessary due to adverse weather or heavy drinking.

Quotes containing the word adverse

1. There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.
- Thomas W. Higginson

2. Under Adverse conditions - some people break down,some break records
- Shiv Khera, You Can Win: A Step by Step Tool for Top Achievers

3. If anyone says that the best life of all is to sail the sea, and then adds that I must not sail upon a sea where shipwrecks are a common occurrence and there are often sudden storms that sweep the helmsman in an adverse direction, I conclude that this man, although he lauds navigation, really forbids me to launch my ship.
- Seneca, The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca: Essays and Letters

2. adverse

adjective. ['ædˈvɝːs, ˈædˌvɝːs, ˌædˈvɝːs'] in an opposing direction.


  • contrary
  • unfavourable


  • proper
  • uncritical
  • amicable