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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ad·verse /ædˈvɝs, ˈædˌ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ad·verse a.
 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. “Calpe's adverse height.”
 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.
 Syn: -- Averse; reluctant; unwilling. See Averse.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ad·verse v. t.  To oppose; to resist. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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