adverse


adverse
ad·verse /ad-'vərs, 'ad-ˌvərs/ adj: opposed to one's interests: operating to one's detriment
an adverse verdict

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

adverse
I (hostile) adjective antagonistic, antagonistical, deprecatory, disagreeable, discordant, disinclined, disobedient, dissuasive, fractious, inauspicious, indisposed, infensus, inimical, intolerant, opposed, recalcitrant, renitent, repugnant, resistive, restive, uncooperative, unfriendly, unpropitious, unreconciled, untoward, unwilling associated concepts: adverse claim, adverse effect, adverse enjoyment of property, adverse interest, adverse possession, adverse use, adverse user, adverse witness foreign phrases:
- Longa possessio parit jus possidendi, et tollit actionem vero domino. — Long possession creates the right of possession, and ripens into a right of action against the real owner
II (negative) adjective afflictive, calamitous, catastrophic, corrosive, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, dire, disadvantageous, disastrous, disserviceable, dreadful, harmful, hurtful, injurious, insalubrious, malefic, maleficient, prejudicial, ruinous, scatheful, unadvisable, unfavorable, unfortunate associated concepts: adverse determination of the court, adverse effect, adverse holding of the court, adverse interest III (opposite) adjective adversus, antipodal, antipodean, antithetical, antonymous, at variance, conflicting, conflictive, contradictory, contradistinct, contrapositive, contrariant, contrarious. contrarius, contrary, contrastable, converse, counter, counteractive, diametrically opposite, inverse, irreconcilable, obverse, reverse associated concepts: adverse action, adverse party IV index antipathetic (oppositional), averse, competitive (antagonistic), contradictory, contrary, deleterious, detrimental, disadvantageous, discordant, disinclined, hostile, inadvisable, inauspicious, inimical, malevolent, noxious, ominous, opposite, pernicious, regrettable, reluctant, renitent, repugnant (incompatible), unfavorable, unpropitious

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


adverse
adj.
Against; opposed; contrary; hostile.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


adverse
Contrary or opposed to one's own interests. For example, an adverse party would be the one suing you.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

adverse
adj.
   clearly contrary, such as an adverse party being the one suing you. An adverse interest in real property is a claim against the property, such as an easement.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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