adverse Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary

Meaning of “adverse” - Learner’s Dictionary


/ˈædvɜːs/ formal
adverse conditions/effects/impact things that cause problems or danger: adverse weather conditions Pollution levels like these will certainly have an adverse effect on health.Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
adverse comment/publicity/reaction, etc something negative that is said or written about someone or somethingDisapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
adversely adverb
Translations of “adverse”
in Vietnamese bất lợi…
in Spanish adverso, desfavorable, negativo…
in Thai ซึ่งไม่น่าพอใจ…
in Malaysian kritikan…
in French défavorable…
in German ungünstig…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不利的, 負面的, 有害的…
in Indonesian mencela, merugikan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不利的, 负面的, 有害的…
(Definition of adverse from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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