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ad·verse

adverse

 
 
pronunciation:
aed vrs [or] d vrs
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not helpful to one's wishes or interests.
The adverse weather made it hard to set up camp.
synonyms:
conflicting, oppositional
antonyms:
favorable
similar words:
hostile, unfortunate
definition 2: 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.
synonyms:
detrimental, harmful
antonyms:
beneficial
derivations: adversely (adv.), adverseness (n.)
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The word adverse contains the following parts:
ad- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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Originally a Latin preposition and prefix, ad- occurs in English in Latin loanwords. It has multiple forms, as the final 'd' sound in ad- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms: ac-, af-, ag-1, al-, an-, ap-, ar-, as-, and at-.