Please can we start using the right word. aÃ¢Â€Â¢verse Ã¢Â€Â“adjective having a strong feeling of opposition, antipathy, repugnance, etc.; opposed adÃ¢Â€Â¢verse Ã¢Â€Â“adjective 1. unfavorable or antagonistic in purpose or effect: adverse criticism. 2. opposing one's interests or desire: adverse circumstances. 3. being or acting in a contrary direction; opposed or opposing: adverse winds. 4. opposite; confronting: the adverse page.