adverseadjective [ before noun ]uk /ˈæd.vɜːs/ /ədˈvɜːs/ us /ædˈvɝːs/
- He attracted a lot of adverse publicity with his speech about unmarried mothers.
- Reactions to the proposal so far have been adverse, but we may convince people in time.
- The world record attempt was postponed due to adverse conditions.
- He knew there would be an adverse reaction from his friends, so he tried to keep their affair secret.
- It is clear that these violent films have an adverse effect on children.