adverse

01. [Adverse] weather conditions are making it difficult for rescuers to reach a sinking ship off the coast of British Columbia.
02. Mexico's economy has been [adversely] affected by the recession in the U.S.
03. The governor has received a great deal of [adverse] publicity as a result of the scandal.
04. This medicine is good for treating high blood pressure, but can also have some [adverse] effects, such as light-headedness.
05. He has faced a great deal of [adversity] in his lifetime, but has always overcome even the most difficult challenge.
06. Even the President's [adversaries] admired his skills as a politician.
07. According to a recent study, over 100,000 Americans die each year from [adverse] reactions to prescription drugs.
08. The climb up the mountain had to be abandoned due to [adverse] weather conditions.
09. There is a very [adversarial] relationship between management and labor in this company.
10. The children didn't seem to be too [adversely] affected by their parents' divorce.
11. The political system in this country is quite [adversarial] and leaves little room for compromise among opposing parties.
12. Despite what many people think, coffee doesn't help to sober up a drunk person, and may actually increase the [adverse] effects of alcohol.
13. The coach warned his players not to take their [adversaries] too lightly because even the weakest team can surprise you.
14. A Chinese proverb observes that happiness is like a sunbeam which the least shadow intercepts, while [adversity] is often as the rain in the spring.
15. An English proverb notes that in times of prosperity friends will be plenty, but in times of [adversity] not one in twenty.
16. An Ethiopian proverb suggests, "Advise and counsel him; if he does not listen, let [adversity] teach him."
17. A Dutch proverb advises, "In prosperity caution, in [adversity] patience."
18. A Welsh proverb observes that [adversity] comes with instruction in his hand.
19. William A. Ward once suggested that [adversity] causes some men to break, and others to break records.
20. Horace once stated that [adversity] reveals genius, whereas prosperity conceals it.
21. Mark Twain once said, "By trying we can easily learn to endure [adversity] - another man's I mean."
22. Billy Graham once noted that comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as [adversity] has.
23. Marcus Tullius Cicero once remarked that friendship makes prosperity brighter, while it lightens [adversity] by sharing its grieves and anxieties.
24. Former President Gerald Ford once said, "I have had a lot of [adversaries] in my political life, but no enemies that I can remember."
25. Anne Bradstreet once noted that if we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. If we did not sometimes taste of [adversity], prosperity would not be so welcome.
26. John Churton Collins once claimed that in prosperity, our friends know us; in [adversity], we know our friends.

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  • adverse — [ advɛrs ] adj. • XVe; averse 1080; lat. adversus ♦ Opposé, contraire. L équipe, le camp adverse. « La France est divisée en deux blocs adverses » (Duhamel). Partie adverse, contre laquelle on plaide. ⊗ CONTR. Allié, ami. ● adverse adjectif… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • adverse — ad·verse /ad vərs, ad ˌvərs/ adj: opposed to one s interests: operating to one s detriment an adverse verdict Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. adverse …   Law dictionary

  • Adverse — or adverse interest, in law, is anything that functions contrary to a party s interest. This word should not be confused with .Adverse witness and partyAn adverse witness is a witness whose testimony benefits an opposing party. Opposing parties… …   Wikipedia

  • adverse — 1 Adverse, antagonistic, counter, counteractive mean so opposed as to cause interference, often harmful or fatal interference. All four may be applied to one thing that comes into conflict with another {an adverse policy} {an adverse wind had so… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Adverse — Ad verse, a. [OE. advers, OF. avers, advers, fr. L. adversus, p. p. advertere to turn to. See {Advert}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Acting against, or in a contrary direction; opposed; contrary; opposite; conflicting; as, adverse winds; an adverse party;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adverse — UK US /ˈædvɜːs/ adjective [before noun] ► 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… …   Financial and business terms

  • adverse — adverse, averse These two words both come from the Latin word vertere ‘to turn’, but averse (= turning away) means ‘opposed to’ and is typically used in negative contexts of people, whereas adverse (= turning towards, hostilely) is used of things …   Modern English usage

  • adverse — ADVERSE. adj. Contraire. Il n est d usage qu en ces deux phrases, Fortune adverse, Partie adverse, dont la dernière ne se dit qu en style de Barreau, et signifie La personne contre qui l on plaide. On dit aussi, L Avocat adverse …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • adverse — (adj.) late 14c., contrary, opposing, from O.Fr. avers (13c., Mod.Fr. adverse) antagonistic, unfriendly, contrary, foreign (e.g. gent avers infidel race ), from L. adversus turned against, turned toward, fronting, facing, figuratively hostile,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • adverse — Adverse. adjectif. Contraire. Il n a d usage qu en ces deux phrases. Fortune adverse. partie adverse. C est la personne contre qui on plaide …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • adverse — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ harmful; unfavourable. DERIVATIVES adversely adverb. USAGE A common error is to use adverse instead of averse, as in I am not adverse to helping out , rather than the correct form I am not averse to helping out. ORIGIN Latin… …   English terms dictionary

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