adverse vs averse :

adverse or averse

The word “adverse” turns up most frequently in the phrase “adverse circumstances,” meaning difficult circumstances, circumstances which act as an adversary; but people often confuse this word with “averse,” a much rarer word, meaning having a strong feeling against, or aversion toward.

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Definitions

  • s  contrary to your interests or welfare
    adverse circumstances
  • s  in an opposing direction
    adverse currents

  • s  (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed
    averse to taking risks
News & Articles

  • Liberty Union High School District will better prepare for difficult graduation weather
    Brentwood: After the heat wave that struck Heritage and Freedom high schools' graduation ceremonies, Liberty Union High School District officials are discussing changes in future graduations that might better accommodate adverse weather.
    June 23, 2013 - Contra Costa Times
  • Dietary Supplements Oxyphen, Phentalene, Phen FX, and Red Vipers Recall
    A number of adverse effects associated with DMAA containing dietary supplements have been reported to the FDA.
    June 23, 2013 - Kansas City InfoZine
  • Apple warns of "chilling effect" as antitrust trial ends
    By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc, on trial for allegedly colluding to raise the price of e-books, said on Thursday an adverse ruling would have a "chilling effect" on how businesses investigate new markets. If Apple was found guilty, it would "send shudders through the business community" by condemning the ordinary negotiations that companies undertake to enter new markets, the ...
    June 21, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • iPhone 5 heading to Virgin Mobile on June 28th
    Contract-averse consumers itching for an iPhone 5 fix and wary of T-Mobile's brave new ways can now look to Virgin Mobile . The prepaid carrier has just announced plans to bring Apple's aluminum-bodied smartphone to its lineup starting next Friday, June 28th. The iOS device will be paired with Virgin's Beyond Talk plans, netting subs unlimited data (3G / 4G LTE) and messaging for $35 per month ...
    June 21, 2013 - Engadget
  • The Banking Commission Gets It Wrong: We Need Fewer Women Traders, Not More
    Among the various recommendations for banking reform it's being said that we should have more women in banking. Especially, more women on trading floors. The reason being offered is that we know very well that women are more averse to risk taking then men. Thus, if we identify excessive risk taking as being one of the core problems with our current banking set up then it seems entirely a no ...
    June 20, 2013 - Forbes
  • Browse News
    If you're averse to dust, fast cars, barnyard droppings, clowns, bleating kids, baby animals, knowing-eyed weird birds, snakes, beverages, greasy fingers, dancing, smart-dog-and-cowboy-on-cow action, rabbits, chickens, pies, quilts, flowers, art —even fine art! — and carneys, then you'd better make a contingency plan for June 20-23 (Thursday-Sunday).
    June 19, 2013 - The North Coast Journal