Synonyms of adverse in English:



  • 1 the plane crashed into a lake in adverse weather conditions
    unfavourable, disadvantageous, inauspicious, unpropitious, unfortunate, unlucky, untimely, untoward; disagreeable, unpleasant, bad, poor, terrible, dreadful, dire, wretched, nasty, hostile
    [Antonyms] favourable
  • 2 the company knew of the drug's adverse side effects
    [Antonyms] beneficial
  • 3 the military feared an adverse response from the American public
    [Antonyms] positive friendly
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