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English definition of “adverse”

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
(Definition of adverse from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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