- adversative asyndeton,
- adverse possession,
- adverse pressure gradient,
- adverse reaction,
- adverse selection,
Origin of adverse
Examples from the Web for adverse
“Any time you put a foreign substance into anybody you have the potential for an adverse event,” Geisbert reminds.
Human trials of the Ebola vaccine have been temporarily shut down due to adverse side effects.
However, just because a vaccine is replication-defective does not mean that you won't have an adverse event.
For the individual patient, there is the potential for side effects or adverse reactions.Without Education, Antibiotic Resistance Will Be Our Greatest Health Crisis|Russell Saunders|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Reeve passed away after experiencing an adverse reaction to an antibiotic on Oct. 10, 2004.Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve's Epic Friendship and the Greatest Williams Story Ever Told|Marlow Stern|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The position of those who remained was regulated in a series of decrees, adverse to the system, but favourable to the inmate.Lectures on the French Revolution|John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Under these, adverse at every point, we are required to carry these two races in peace and honor to the end.The Art of Public Speaking|Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
It was only when Blake spoke with equal licence of the sex passion that Linnell felt an adverse tug at their friendship.William Blake|Charles Gardner
Custance was prepared to accept this as an adverse judgment, and to bow to Mr. Jackson's decision; for he was a man of honour.Grey Town|Gerald Baldwin
Verily, my expedition was pursued by adverse fortunes, and it seemed as if the Fates had determined upon our return.How I Found Livingstone|Henry M. Stanley
Word Origin for adverse
late 14c., "contrary, opposing," from Old French avers (13c., Modern French adverse) "antagonistic, unfriendly, contrary, foreign" (e.g. gent avers "infidel race"), from Latin adversus "turned against, turned toward, fronting, facing," figuratively "hostile, adverse, unfavorable," past participle of advertere, from ad- "to" (see ad-) + vertere "to turn" (see versus). Related: Adversely.