美 [ædˈvɚs, ˈædˌvɚs]
- adj. 不利的；相反的；敌对的（名词adverseness，副词adversely）
CET6 TEM8 IELTS GRE 考 研 TOEFL
1、ad- "to" + vers- + -e.
2、含义：turned toward, fronting, facing, turned against. => hostile, adverse, unfavorable.
前缀ad-, 去，往。词根verse, 转。转走的，对着干的。
- adverse (adj.)
- late 14c., "contrary, opposing," from Old French avers (13c., Modern French adverse) "antagonistic, unfriendly, contrary, foreign" (as in gent avers "infidel race"), from Latin adversus "turned against, turned toward, fronting, facing," figuratively "hostile, adverse, unfavorable," past participle of advertere, from ad- "to" (see ad-) + vertere "to turn" (see versus). Related: Adversely.
- 1. Despite the adverse conditions, the road was finished in just eight months.
- 2. Dirt and disease are adverse to the best growth of children.
- 3. My sister's taste in dresses is adverse to my own.
- 4. He is adverse to going abroad.
- 5. Inflation is considered to be undesirable because of its adverse effects on income distribution.
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