Definition Of adverse


preventing success or development; harmful; unfavorable.

taxes are having an adverse effect on production

Example Of adverse

  • A hike in interest rates could have an adverse effect on house prices and in terms of consumer wealth.

  • Bacteria present in organic matter can have adverse effects on human and animal health.

  • Cutting back on pension payments is bound to impact adversely on the living standards of future pensioners.

  • Despite the adverse blustery weather conditions, it was clear that Oxford had the edge.

  • Fortunately, most schools forced to close due to the adverse weather were due to reopen today.

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