Adverse

Definition of Adverse

Ad`verse´
a.1.
1.Acting against, or in a contrary direction; opposed; contrary; opposite; conflicting; as, adverse winds; an adverse party; a spirit adverse to distinctions of caste.
2.Opposite.
3.In hostile opposition to; unfavorable; unpropitious; contrary to one's wishes; unfortunate; calamitous; afflictive; hurtful; as, adverse fates, adverse circumstances, things adverse.
Happy were it for us all if we bore prosperity as well and wisely as we endure an adverse fortune.
- Southey.
Adverse possession
(Law) a possession of real property avowedly contrary to some claim of title in another person.
- Abbott.
v. t.1.To oppose; to resist.

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