- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||not helpful to one's wishes or interests.
The adverse weather made it hard to set up camp.
- conflicting, oppositional
- similar words:
- hostile, unfortunate
||causing harm or injury; bad; damaging.
The movie was too scary for children and had an adverse effect on the little girl.Her skin had an adverse reaction to the cream.
- detrimental, harmful
||contrary, unhappy, unlucky
||adversely (adv.), adverseness (n.)