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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unfavorable)
a. adverso
The plaintiff plans to appeal the adverse ruling.El demandante planea apelar el fallo adverso.
b. desfavorable
Fearing an adverse decision, he chose to flee the country.Ante el temor de una decisión desfavorable, optó por huir del país.
c. contrario
The regulator acted in a way that was adverse to consumer interests.El organismo regulador actuó de una manera que era contraria a los intereses del consumidor.
2. (acting in a contrary direction)
a. en contra
In spite of adverse winds, they reached the shore safely.A pesar de los vientos en contra, llegaron a la costa a salvo.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. adverso(a), desfavorable
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adverse [ˈædvɜːs]
[+criticism, decision, effect, wind] adverso; contrario; [+conditions] adverso; desfavorable
to be adverse to ser contrario a; estar en contra de
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