unfavorable or antagonistic in purpose or effect:
opposing one’s interests or desire:
being or acting in a contrary direction; opposed or opposing:
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As it is, this philosophy has turned into something that could adversely affect our economy.
Yes, I’m a Pure Republican Meghan McCain January 23, 2010
Being raised by nannies doesn’t seem to have adversely affected my kids at all.
God Bless My Nannies Laura Bennett February 11, 2009
I worry that these forces are nudging our kids towards behaviors that could adversely impact them down the road.
Teen Pregnancies Drop a Whopping 52 Percent in Two Decades Joshua DuBois December 7, 2013
Plus, “shareholders may be adversely affected by lack of regular shareholder meetings and no voting rights.”
Inside the Winklevoss Twins’ New Bitcoin Gambit Daniel Gross July 1, 2013
Others told us it adversely affected their career opportunities.
Why We’re Not Ranking Rabbis Gary Ginsberg, Michael Lynton, Abigail Pogrebin February 25, 2014
The men in the cab saw that another minute would decide their fate, adversely or otherwise.
Chasing an Iron Horse Edward Robins
It was referred to the Committee on the Public Lands and reported on adversely.
The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917 Various
It is known that many plants are not adversely affected when grown under or near walnut trees.
Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943 Various
Efficiency of operation is also adversely affected by a high labor turnover and the difficulty of finding qualified replacements.
Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
How adversely would any errors be criticised here, and how sympathetically excused!
On the Future of our Educational Institutions Friedrich Nietzsche
antagonistic or inimical; hostile: adverse criticism
unfavourable to one’s interests: adverse circumstances
contrary or opposite in direction or position: adverse winds
(of leaves, flowers, etc) facing the main stem Compare averse (sense 2)
late 14c., “contrary, opposing,” from Old French avers (13c., Modern French adverse) “antagonistic, unfriendly, contrary, foreign” (e.g. gent avers “infidel race”), from Latin adversus “turned against, turned toward, fronting, facing,” figuratively “hostile, adverse, unfavorable,” past participle of advertere, from ad- “to” (see ad-) + vertere “to turn” (see versus). Related: Adversely.
or unfavorable fortune or fate; a condition marked by misfortune, calamity, or distress: Friends will show their true colors in times of adversity. an adverse or unfortunate event or circumstance: You will meet many adversities in life. Historical Examples But with our own distempers and adversities it is altogether different. Thoughts on Man William Godwin […]
or unfavorable fortune or fate; a condition marked by misfortune, calamity, or distress: Friends will show their true colors in times of adversity. an adverse or unfortunate event or circumstance: You will meet many adversities in life. Contemporary Examples No matter what adversity or fear we may confront, we are always inherently free to choose […]
to remark or comment; refer (usually followed by to): He adverted briefly to the news of the day. to turn the attention (usually followed by to): The committee adverted to the business at hand. . Contemporary Examples By 15, Shields was saying: “Nothing comes between me and my Calvins” in an advert for Calvin Klein […]
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to remark or comment; refer (usually followed by to): He adverted briefly to the news of the day. to turn the attention (usually followed by to): The committee adverted to the business at hand. noun (Brit, informal) short for advertisement verb (intransitive) foll by to. to draw attention (to); refer (to) v. mid-15c., averten “to […]