Pronunciation of Adverse
/advˈɜːs/, /advˈɜːs/, /a_d_v_ˈɜː_s/
Antonyms for adverse:
Synonyms for adverse:
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.
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.
distressful, unfortunate, unfriendly, unpropitious, troublesome, perilous, tragic, disastrous, untoward, hard, burdensome, grievous, antipathetic, catastrophic, opposing, unlucky, inauspicious, calamitous, difficult, detrimental, unfavorable, miserable.
at variance (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.
unfavorable, antagonistic (adjective)
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Usage examples for adverse:
- He arrived off the African coast about the middle of July but encountered adverse weather, so that for several weeks he could accomplish nothing of consequence. - "Jefferson and his Colleagues A Chronicle of the Virginia Dynasty, Volume 15 In The Chronicles Of America Series", Allen Johnson.
- While she forebore to place an adverse construction upon it, nevertheless it had annoyed her. - "Marjorie Dean College Freshman", Pauline Lester.
- But many of the trees of this size may be much older on account of having grown in the shade or under other adverse conditions. - "The Forests of Mount Rainier National Park", Grenville F. Allen.