- Adversely means two things working against one another.
An example of adversely is when a riptide current pulls a person in the opposite direction.
- Adversely is defined as how someone or something works against what one wants, producing an undesirable result.
An example of adversely affected by circumstances is when a person needs a job, but they have been too sick to even look for one.
- The definition of adversely is a type of negative action to someone or something.
An example of reacting adversely is when a person tries a new prescription medication and they develop negative side effects as a result.
(comparative more adversely, superlative most adversely)
- In an adverse manner.
adverse + -ly