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Synonyms of adverse in English:


  • 1 adverse weather conditions
    [Antonyms] favorable, auspicious
  • 2 the drug's adverse side effects
    [Antonyms] beneficial
  • 3 an adverse response from the public
    hostile, unfavorable, antagonistic, unfriendly, ill-disposed, negative
    [Antonyms] positive, friendly
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    adverse, averse
    Adverse means 'hostile, unfavorable, opposed,' and is usually applied to situations, conditions, or events—not to people: steering control is maintained even under adverse driving conditions. Averse is related in origin and also has the sense of 'opposed,' but is usually employed to describe a person's attitude: I would not be averse to making the repairs myself. See also hostile
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