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(adj.sat, adj.)


There are 5 meanings of the word Adverse.

How to pronounce adverse:


Adverse - as an adjective satellite

Contrary to your interests or welfare

Example: "Adverse circumstances"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

In an opposing direction

Example: "Adverse currents"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

Adverse - as an adjective

Unfavorable; antagonistic in purpose or effect; hostile; actively opposing one's interests or wishes; contrary to one's welfare; acting against; working in an opposing direction.

Example: "Adverse criticism"

Opposed; contrary; opposing one's interests or desire.

Example: "Adverse circumstances"

Opposite; confronting.

Example: "The adverse page"

Example Sentences

"The medicine can have adverse side effects."
"He suffered adverse consequences due to his actions."
"The adverse weather conditions forced the cancellation of the event."
"They faced adverse circumstances but managed to overcome them."
"Her health deteriorated due to adverse living conditions."
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Word Game Points

Is ADVERSE a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, adverse is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

ADVERSE has a SCRABBLE points total of 11.

Is ADVERSE a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, adverse is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
ADVERSE has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 12.

Is ADVERSE a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, adverse is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
ADVERSE has a WORDFEUD points total of 11.

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