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"adverse" in British English

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adverseadjective [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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uk   /ˈæd.vɜːs.li/ /ədˈvɜːs.li/ us   /ædˈvɝːs.li/
A lot of companies have been adversely affected (= in a harmful way) by the recession.
(Definition of adverse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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adverseadjective

us   /ædˈvɜrs, ˈæd·vɜrs/
going against something, or causing harm: Her policies may have adverse effects on the economy.
(Definition of adverse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"adverse" in Business English

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adverseadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈædvɜːs/ us  
harmful or likely to cause problems: A chain reaction of adverse events in the financial markets has put lenders under severe pressure.adverse effect/impact/change Recent bad publicity has had an adverse effect on sales.adverse conditions/consequences/circumstances Many experts believe it may be too late to prevent adverse consequences to the world's climate system.adverse reaction/side-effect Some people have adverse reactions to additives and preservatives used in many foods.
(Definition of adverse from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “adverse”
in Vietnamese bất lợi…
in Spanish adverso, desfavorable, negativo…
in Malaysian kritikan…
in Thai ซึ่งไม่น่าพอใจ…
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…
in Indonesian mencela, merugikan…
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“adverse” in British English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

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