1. Unfavorable; antagonistic in purpose or effect; hostile; actively opposing one's interests or wishes; contrary to one's welfare; acting against; working in an opposing direction.
    adverse criticism
  2. Opposed; contrary; opposing one's interests or desire.
    adverse circumstances.
  3. Opposite; confronting.
    the adverse page
    the adverse party
    Calpe's adverse height / must greet my sight

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