adverse to

adverse to

(Hostile), adjective abhorrent to, against, antagonistic to, antipathetic to, at odds with, clashing, connlicting with, contra, contrary to, different, discordant to, hostile to, inimical to, opposed to, repugnant to

adverse to

(Unfavorable), adjective calamitous, disastrous, harmful, inopportune, unfortunate, unlucky, unpropitious
See also: contra, deviant
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And whoever shall fortify his town well, and shall have managed the other concerns of his subjects in the way stated above, and to be often repeated, will never be attacked without great caution, for men are always adverse to enterprises where difficulties can be seen, and it will be seen not to be an easy thing to attack one who has his town well fortified, and is not hated by his people.
The oaths also which they take in an oligarchy ought to be contrary to what they now are; for, at present, in some places they swear, "I will be adverse to the common people, and contrive all I can against them;" whereas they ought rather to suppose and pretend the contrary; expressing in their oaths, that they will not injure the people.
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.
And it was not only that her feelings were still adverse to any man save one; her judgement, on a serious consideration of the possibilities of such a case was against Mr Elliot.
If the legal opinion is adverse to your rightful claims, I will promise to answer any questions which you may choose to put to me.
As a sample of the decisions of the courts adverse to labor, the following instances are given.
Is not this a way which you have with the fair: one has a snub nose, and you praise his charming face; the hook-nose of another has, you say, a royal look; while he who is neither snub nor hooked has the grace of regularity: the dark visage is manly, the fair are children of the gods; and as to the sweet `honey pale,' as they are called, what is the very name but the invention of a lover who talks in diminutives, and is not adverse to paleness if appearing on the cheek of youth?
The ruling recognizes that the tax consequences of undervaluation can be adverse to the importer, but limits the application of section 1520(c) to those effects that are "squarely within the Customs realm.