5 - Adverse

Adverse: Adj

  1. ​Negative and unpleasant; not likely to produce a good result.
  2. Adverse change/circumstances/weather conditions



  1. Lack of money will have an adverse effect on our research programme.(Oxford)
  2. They have attracted strong adverse criticism.(Oxford)
  3. So far the drug is thought not to have any adverse effects.(Cambridge)

Phrases & Connected Words

  • adverse effect
  • attracted criticism
  • have adverse effects