adverse

  • 1 adverse — [ advɛrs ] adj. • XVe; averse 1080; lat. adversus ♦ Opposé, contraire. L équipe, le camp adverse. « La France est divisée en deux blocs adverses » (Duhamel). Partie adverse, contre laquelle on plaide. ⊗ CONTR. Allié, ami. ● adverse adjectif… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 adverse — ad·verse /ad vərs, ad ˌvərs/ adj: opposed to one s interests: operating to one s detriment an adverse verdict Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. adverse …

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  • 3 Adverse — or adverse interest, in law, is anything that functions contrary to a party s interest. This word should not be confused with .Adverse witness and partyAn adverse witness is a witness whose testimony benefits an opposing party. Opposing parties… …

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  • 4 adverse — 1 Adverse, antagonistic, counter, counteractive mean so opposed as to cause interference, often harmful or fatal interference. All four may be applied to one thing that comes into conflict with another {an adverse policy} {an adverse wind had so… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 Adverse — Ad verse, a. [OE. advers, OF. avers, advers, fr. L. adversus, p. p. advertere to turn to. See {Advert}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Acting against, or in a contrary direction; opposed; contrary; opposite; conflicting; as, adverse winds; an adverse party;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 adverse — UK US /ˈædvɜːs/ adjective [before noun] ► harmful or likely to cause problems: »A chain reaction of adverse events in the financial markets has put lenders under severe pressure. adverse effect/impact/change »Recent bad publicity has had an… …

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  • 7 adverse — adverse, averse These two words both come from the Latin word vertere ‘to turn’, but averse (= turning away) means ‘opposed to’ and is typically used in negative contexts of people, whereas adverse (= turning towards, hostilely) is used of things …

    Modern English usage

  • 8 adverse — ADVERSE. adj. Contraire. Il n est d usage qu en ces deux phrases, Fortune adverse, Partie adverse, dont la dernière ne se dit qu en style de Barreau, et signifie La personne contre qui l on plaide. On dit aussi, L Avocat adverse …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 9 adverse — (adj.) late 14c., contrary, opposing, from O.Fr. avers (13c., Mod.Fr. adverse) antagonistic, unfriendly, contrary, foreign (e.g. gent avers infidel race ), from L. adversus turned against, turned toward, fronting, facing, figuratively hostile,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 adverse — Adverse. adjectif. Contraire. Il n a d usage qu en ces deux phrases. Fortune adverse. partie adverse. C est la personne contre qui on plaide …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 11 adverse — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ harmful; unfavourable. DERIVATIVES adversely adverb. USAGE A common error is to use adverse instead of averse, as in I am not adverse to helping out , rather than the correct form I am not averse to helping out. ORIGIN Latin… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 adverse — [ad vʉrs′, ədvʉrs; ad′vʉrs΄] adj. [ME < OFr avers, advers < L adversus, turned opposite to, pp. of advertere, ADVERT1] 1. moving or working in an opposite or contrary direction; opposed [adverse river currents] 2. unfavorable; harmful [the… …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 Adverse — Ad*verse , v. t. [L. adversari: cf. OF. averser.] To oppose; to resist. [Obs.] Gower. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 adverse to — I (hostile) adjective abhorrent to, against, antagonistic to, antipathetic to, at odds with, clashing, conflicting with, contra, contrary to, different, discordant to, hostile to, inimical to, opposed to, repugnant to II (unfavorable) adjective… …

    Law dictionary

  • 15 adverse — [adj] unfavorable, antagonistic allergic to*, conflicting, contrary, detrimental, disadvantageous, down on*, down side*, have no use for*, inimical, injurious, inopportune, negative, opposed, opposing, opposite, oppugning, ornery*, reluctant,… …

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  • 16 adverse — (a dvèr s ) adj. 1°   Contraire, opposé. Il n est guère usité que dans ces locutions : Fortune adverse ; Partie adverse, celle contre laquelle on discute, on plaide ; Avocat adverse, avocat qui plaide contre nous. •   Quand on n a ouï qu une… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 17 adverse — adversely, adv. adverseness, n. /ad verrs , ad verrs/, 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… …

    Universalium

  • 18 adverse — /ˈædvɜs / (say advers), /ədˈvɜs / (say uhd vers) adjective 1. antagonistic in purpose or effect: adverse criticism 2. opposing one s interests or desire: adverse fate; adverse fortune; adverse influences; adverse circumstances. 3. being or acting …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 adverse — Opposed; contrary; in resistance or opposition to a claim, application, or proceeding. Having opposing interests; having interests for the preservation of which opposition is essential. Use of land is adverse , as against owner, if it is not made …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 20 adverse — 01. [Adverse] weather conditions are making it difficult for rescuers to reach a sinking ship off the coast of British Columbia. 02. Mexico s economy has been [adversely] affected by the recession in the U.S. 03. The governor has received a great …

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