Unfavorable; antagonistic in purpose or effect; hostile; actively opposing one's interests or wishes; contrary to one's welfare; acting against; working in an opposing direction. (adjective)
Examples of word adverse
Major Nidal Hasan lectured senior Army physicians about what he called adverse effects if Muslim soldiers are sent to fight other Muslims.
Both Fannie and Freddie also tack on what they call adverse-market fees of one-quarter of 1% to all loans just to get you seated at the table.
Both Fannie and Freddie also tack on what they call adverse-market fees of one-quarter of 1 percent to all loans - the equivalent of cover charges at a night club - just to get you seated at the table.
A tenant, though threatened with suits at law on a title adverse to liis landlord's, cannot make them interplead.
"Although these drugs do not have many acute side effects, there may be more long-term adverse effects."
The author at Asymmetrical Information in a related article titled How adverse is adverse selection? writes:
Orlistat use frequently results in adverse events including flatus, oily stools, fecal urgency or fecal incontinence, and abdominal pain, particularly among patients who do not follow the recommended low-fat diet.
Both of these guns have a 3 in. chamber and are touted as being highly reliable in adverse conditions.