ADVERSE vs AVERSE – Learn The Difference
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What is the Difference Between ADVERSE and AVERSE?
Both words are adjectives. The only difference in spelling is the letter D but there is big difference in how these words are used.
” acting against
” a feeling of distaste or repugnance
” a strong feeling of opposition to something
Note: averse is usually used with the preposition ‘to’ – averse to something
Let’s first look at some illustrated examples of the word ‘averse’, meaning a feeling of distaste or a strong feeling against something . . .
The picture shows a woman hiding her face.
Sentence example: She was averse to having her picture taken.
The picture shows a man holding out his credit card.
Sentence example: He is quite averse to using cash.
In the picture we see a teenager lounging over her computer in her bedroom.
Sentence example: She was averse to doing her homework.
Now let’s see some examples of adverse, meaning hostile, opposing . . .
In the picture we see a shop that has closed down.
Sentence example: After so much adverse publicity the shop was forced to close down.
The picture shows a city street in winter, covered in snow.
Sentence example: They decided to stay home this evening in view of the adverse weather conditions.
The picture shows a man holding up a pill.
Sentence example: So far he has not had any adverse side effects to the new medication.
Be careful when using the words ADVERSE or AVERSE can be easily confused!
ADVERSE refers to something hostile, that acts against you.
AVERSE refers to a feeling of loathing or dislike for something.
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Now you know the difference between ADVERSE vs AVERSE, check other words that are often confused:
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Slides 3 – hiding
Slide 4 – credit card
Slide 5 – homework
Slide 6 – shop closed
Slide 7 – winter night
Slide 8 – pill
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