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.