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adverse

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈæd.vɜːs/ /ədˈvɜːs/ us    /ædˈvɝːs/
C2 having a negative or harmful effect on something: The match has been cancelled because of adverse weather conditions. They received a lot of adverse publicity/criticism about the changes. So far the drug is thought not to have any adverse effects.
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A lot of companies have been adversely affected (= in a harmful way) by the recession.
Translations of “adverse”
in Spanish adverso, desfavorable, negativo…
in French défavorable…
in German ungünstig…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不利的, 負面的, 有害的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不利的, 负面的, 有害的…
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