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Adverse

Synonyms for adverse:

Sense 1

intrusive, unadvantageous, amiss, divisive, provocative, repugnant, fractious, murphy's law, expensive, problematic, oppositional, problem, invidious, adversarial, disruptive, offending, self-defeating, punitive, disadvantageous, tendentious, negative, obstructive, fraught, touchy, schismatic, costly, contentious, vexed, devilish.

Sense 2

embarrassing, undesirable, opposite, contrast, awkward, prickly, inflammatory, antagonistic, opposed, incendiary, rogue, corrosive.

Sense 3

bad, unsatisfactory, crippling.

antagonistic

inimical.

clashing

conflicting.

discouraging

unpromising.

unfavorable

destructive.

Other synonyms and related words:

hurtful, repugnant, prejudicial, sinister, unpromising, destructive, unsatisfactory, problematic, incendiary, conflicting, negative, baleful, disruptive, ill, bad, deleterious, inflammatory, ominous, indecent, offensive, contentious, obstructive, embarrassing, wayward, perverse, mischievous, injurious, harmful, unbecoming, opposed, opposite, disadvantageous, unfavourable, Nocuous, prickly, adversarial, fractious, fraught, indecorous, costly, contrast, wicked, pernicious, unseemly, noxious, oppositional, offending, dangerous, schismatic, punitive, unadvantageous, corrosive, inimical, amiss, baneful, obstinate, awkward, antagonistic, uncomely, invidious, evil, damaging.

adverse (adjective)

distressful, unfortunate, unfriendly, unpropitious, troublesome, perilous, tragic, disastrous, untoward, hard, burdensome, grievous, antipathetic, catastrophic, opposing, unlucky, inauspicious, calamitous, difficult, detrimental, unfavorable, miserable.

all (adjective)

contrary, untoward, inauspicious.

at variance (adjective)

opposing.

difficult (adjective)

knotty, grinding, formidable, tight, troublesome, severe, harsh, ticklish, wearying, burdensome, wearisome, rough, cantankerous, complex, rugged, laborious, bothersome, contrary, finicky, wearing, uphill, oppressive, toilsome, thorny, onerous, tough, demanding, complicated, cumbersome, difficult, strenuous, arduous, tricky, fussy, hard, trying, stressful.

evil (adjective)

sinister.

opposing (adjective)

adversarial, oppositional.

unfavorable, antagonistic (adjective)

injurious, opposed, unlucky, unpropitious, detrimental, opposing, repugnant, unfriendly, conflicting, negative, contrary, inimical, opposite, disadvantageous, unfortunate.

Sense 2 (noun)

embarrassing, opposed, invidious, antagonistic, problematic, disruptive, contentious, oppositional, adversarial, fraught.

Sense 3 (noun)

negative, unsatisfactory, disadvantageous, unadvantageous.

adverse (noun)

inauspicious, contrary, harmful, unfavorable, untoward, unfavourable.

difference (noun)

contrast.

hostile (noun)

antagonistic, inimical, conflicting.

unfavorable (noun)

disadvantageous.

revolting (verb)

offensive.

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