adverse


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adverse

adj. clearly contrary, such as an adverse party being the one suing you. An adverse interest in real property is a claim against the property, such as an easement.

adverse

(Hostile), adjective antagonistic, deprecatory, disagreeable, discordant, disinclined, dissuasive, fractious, inauspicious, indisposed, inimical, intolerant, opposed, recalcitrant, renitent, repugnant, resistive, restive, uncooperative, unfriendly, unreconciled, untoward, unwilling
Associated concepts: adverse claim, adverse effect, adverse enjoyment of property, adverse interest, adverse possession, adverse use, adverse user, adverse witness
Foreign phrases: Longa possessio parit jus possidendi, et tollit actionem vero domino.Long possession creates the right of possession, and ripens into a right of action against the real owner.

adverse

(Negative), adjective afflictive, calamitous, catastrophic, corrosive, deleterious, destructive, dire, disadvantageous, disastrous, disserviceable, dreadful, harmful, hurtful, injurious, insalubrious, malefic, maleficient, prejudicial, ruinous, scatheful, unadvisable, unfortunate
Associated concepts: adverse determination of the court, adderse effect, adverse holding of the court, adverse interest

adverse

(Opposite), adjective adversus, antipodal, antithetical, antonymous, at variance, conflicting, conflictive, contradictory, contradistinct, contrapositive, contrarious, contrarius, contrary, contrastable, counter, counteractive, diametrically opposite, irreconcilable, obverse, reverse
Associated concepts: adverse action, adverse party
See also: antipathetic, averse, competitive, contradictory, contrary, deleterious, detrimental, disadvantageous, discordant, disinclined, hostile, inadvisable, inauspicious, incompatible, inimical, malevolent, noxious, ominous, opposite, pernicious, plight, regrettable, reluctant, renitent, repugnant, unfavorable, unpropitious
References in classic literature ?
In spite of these pauses they were really making good progress toward the Winkie Country and having found a way to conquer the adverse current their spirits rose considerably.
This time, however, there could be no question of the qualifications of the doctor, a well-known Fellow of the College of Surgeons, and his report was as favorable as the other's had been adverse.
I bowed to him with that inexorable politeness which I first learned under the instructive fist of Gentleman Jones, and which no force of adverse circumstances has ever availed to mitigate in after life.
Robert had tried to hold his place in the world, but adverse fortune kept him down.
The list of the saved, as collected by the people of the whaler, is not vouched for as being absolutely correct, the circumstances having been adverse to investigation.
But I have no sympathy with the purely selfish pleasure which some men appear to derive from dwelling on the minute anatomy of their own feelings, under the pr essure of adverse fortune.
He was capable of exposing the rival whom he hated to the infamy and torture of a public accusation of murder; but, in the event of an adverse verdict, he shrank before the direr cruelty of letting him be hanged.
Once did I long for happy auspices: then did ye lead an owl-monster across my path, an adverse sign.
But it has not been quite so often remarked that this power (fallible, like every other human attribute) is for the most part absolutely incapable of self-revision; and that when it has delivered an adverse opinion which by all human lights is subsequently proved to have failed, it is undistinguishable from prejudice, in respect of its determination not to be corrected.
For the first time I thought faint-heartedly of the greatness of the risk, of the adverse chances arrayed against me, of the fair promise of our new life, and of the peril in which I might place the happiness which we had so hardly earned.
We left the adverse bands watching one another on the opposite banks of the stream, each endeavouring to excite its enemy to some act of indiscretion, by the most reproachful taunts and revilings.
as Mr Dennis swore) the greatest possible curse a civilised community could know, and militating more against the professional emoluments and usefulness of the great constitutional office he had the honour to hold, than any adverse circumstances that could present themselves to his imagination.