adverse to
I (hostile) adjective abhorrent to, against, antagonistic to, antipathetic to, at odds with, clashing, conflicting with, contra, contrary to, different, discordant to, hostile to, inimical to, opposed to, repugnant to II (unfavorable) adjective calamitous, catastrophic, disastrous, harmful, inopportune, unfortunate, unlucky, unpropitious III index contra (adverb), contra (preposition), deviant

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  • adverse — 1 Adverse, antagonistic, counter, counteractive mean so opposed as to cause interference, often harmful or fatal interference. All four may be applied to one thing that comes into conflict with another {an adverse policy} {an adverse wind had so… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Adverse — Ad verse, a. [OE. advers, OF. avers, advers, fr. L. adversus, p. p. advertere to turn to. See {Advert}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Acting against, or in a contrary direction; opposed; contrary; opposite; conflicting; as, adverse winds; an adverse party;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adverse possession — Adverse Ad verse, a. [OE. advers, OF. avers, advers, fr. L. adversus, p. p. advertere to turn to. See {Advert}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Acting against, or in a contrary direction; opposed; contrary; opposite; conflicting; as, adverse winds; an adverse …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adverse inference — is a legal inference, adverse to the concerned party, drawn from silence or absence of requested evidence. It is part of evidence codes based on common law in various countries. According to Lawvibe, the adverse inference can be quite damning at… …   Wikipedia

  • adverse witness — see witness Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. adverse witness …   Law dictionary

  • adverse party — see party 1b Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. adverse party …   Law dictionary

  • adverse — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ harmful; unfavourable. DERIVATIVES adversely adverb. USAGE A common error is to use adverse instead of averse, as in I am not adverse to helping out , rather than the correct form I am not averse to helping out. ORIGIN Latin… …   English terms dictionary

  • adverse party — A party to an action whose interests are opposed to or opposite the interests of another party to the action Appeal An adverse party entitled to notice of appeal is every party whose interest in relation to the judgment or decree appealed from is …   Black's law dictionary

  • adverse party — A party to an action whose interests are opposed to or opposite the interests of another party to the action Appeal An adverse party entitled to notice of appeal is every party whose interest in relation to the judgment or decree appealed from is …   Black's law dictionary

  • adverse parties — Persons who stand in relation to another person as being on the opposite side in an action or proceeding or whose interests are adverse to such person. Within the meaning of the rule requiring a notice of appeal to be served upon all adverse… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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