Definition of 'adverse'
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We also met a retired mum of two in her sixties who says she also suffers an adverse reaction to the pesticides. The Sun (2016)STAYING connected outside world is also important - especially if you venture out in adverse weather conditions. The Sun (2016)DEFEAT for the football team you support spills over into the next day and has an adverse effect on work, a study found. The Sun (2016)The study concluded:'Patients should be advised about the adverse effect of sugar and mainly artificial sweeteners on the success of assisted reproduction. The Sun (2016)Majestic, along with all cruise lines, makes it clear in its small print that adverse weather may force a change in the itinerary. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The culprit will then accept adverse criticism without sulking. 23 Steps to Successful Achievement (1972)We trust you to be honest and note any adverse reaction on your chart! The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)The offending advertiser is likely also to receive adverse publicity. Business Studies Basic Facts (1990)The church could suffer an adverse impact on its zoning classification. Christianity Today (2000)This had something of an adverse effect. Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing (2006)Tea prices are also rising because of increasing global demand and adverse weather which have affected supplies. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The figures can be affected by adverse weather conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We had to master working in really adverse weather conditions. Broken Lives (1993)He is thinking again of his reaction to adverse criticism. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Until now adverse reactions were blamed on the drug. The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)It will also have an adverse impact on consumer confidence. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This could have adverse effects on our economy. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It appears to have no adverse affect on me. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This bridge is closed due to adverse weather conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This adverse reaction can be safely managed by periodic blood tests. Living with Angina (1991)Military activity coupled with prolonged drought will undoubtedly have had an adverse effect on its survival. Animals of the World (1993)Avoid anything adverse that may affect the reputation of integrity of the team. The Sun (2014)The adverse publicity should serve as a timely reminder to the players and they will pay up soon. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This effect could help explain why a lack of sleep is linked with a range of adverse health conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The adverse weather has not helped. Times, Sunday Times (2007)An organisation will still be able to reject an application if granting the request will have an adverse impact on the business. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Possibly Frost was worried by the bad publicity an adverse legal action might have brought him. Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing (2006)If many banks applied for funds, it was less likely that there would be adverse publicity. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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British English: adverse ADJECTIVE
Adverse decisions, conditions, or effects are unfavourable to you.
The police said the decision would have no adverse effect on the progress of the investigation.
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