Adverse winds usually reduce the speed of sailing vessels.
When striving to achieve a worthy objective, everyone should not be discouraged by adverse criticism.
High interest rates are adverse to increasing the sales of houses.
2. Etymology: from Old French avers (Modern French adverse); from Latin adversus, "turned against"; therefore, "hostile"; past participle of advertere, from ad-, "to" + vertere, "to turn".
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Do not be discouraged by adverse criticism.
Fred does not approve of liquor in any form and he is even averse to drinking wine.
The adverse publicity didn't hurt Zachary's acting career; however, the hostility of the crowd did make him averse to performing at the next theatrical performance.
An unwanted effect caused by the administration of a drug. The onset of the adverse reaction may be sudden or develop over time.