The definition of adverse is unfavorable or acting against a person, goal or circumstance.(adjective)
Hurricanes with strong winds, tornadoes and hail storms are each an example of an adverse weather condition.
See adverse in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr avers, advers < L adversus, turned opposite to, pp. of advertere, advert
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Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French advers
Origin: , from Latin adversus
Origin: , past participle of advertere, to turn toward
Origin: : ad-, ad-
Origin: + vertere, to turn; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.
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