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 for Adverse
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adverse \Ad*verse"\, v. t. [L. adversari: cf. OF. averser.]
     To oppose; to resist. [Obs.] --Gower.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adverse \Ad"verse\, a. [OE. advers, OF. avers, advers, fr. L.
     adversus, p. p. advertere to turn to. See Advert.]
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     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.
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     2. Opposite. "Calpe's adverse height." --Byron.
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     3. In hostile opposition to; unfavorable; unpropitious;
        contrary to one's wishes; unfortunate; calamitous;
        afflictive; hurtful; as, adverse fates, adverse
        circumstances, things adverse.
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              Happy were it for us all if we bore prosperity as
              well and wisely as we endure an adverse fortune.
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     Adverse possession (Law), a possession of real property
        avowedly contrary to some claim of title in another
        person. --Abbott.
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     Syn: Averse; reluctant; unwilling. See Averse.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: contrary to your interests or welfare; "adverse
             circumstances"; "made a place for themselves under the
             most untoward conditions" [syn: adverse,
             inauspicious, untoward]
      2: in an opposing direction; "adverse currents"; "a contrary
         wind" [syn: adverse, contrary]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  88 Moby Thesaurus words for "adverse":
     adversary, adversative, adversive, alien, antagonistic, anti,
     antipathetic, antithetic, antonymous, at cross-purposes, balancing,
     clashing, compensating, competitive, con, conflicting, confronting,
     contradictory, contradistinct, contrapositive, contrarious,
     contrary, contrasted, converse, counter, counteractive,
     counterbalancing, counterpoised, countervailing, cross,
     dead against, deleterious, detrimental, difficult, disaccordant,
     disadvantageous, discordant, discrepant, dissentient, enemy,
     eyeball to eyeball, fractious, hard, harmful, hostile, hurtful,
     impeding, in opposition, inconsistent, inimical, injurious,
     inverse, miserable, negative, noncooperative, not easy, obstinate,
     obstructive, obverse, opponent, opposed, opposing, opposite,
     oppositional, oppositive, oppugnant, overthwart, perverse,
     prejudicial, recalcitrant, refractory, repugnant, reverse,
     rigorous, rival, sinister, squared off, stressful, troublesome,
     troublous, trying, uncooperative, unfavorable, unfriendly,
     unpropitious, unsatisfactory, untoward, wretched

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