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Meaning of “adverse” - Learner’s Dictionary

adverse

adjective     /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 Spanish adverso, desfavorable, negativo…
in Vietnamese bất lợi…
in Thai ซึ่งไม่น่าพอใจ…
in Malaysian kritikan…
in French défavorable…
in German ungünstig…
in Indonesian mencela, merugikan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不利的, 负面的, 有害的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不利的, 負面的, 有害的…
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