ADVERSE vs AVERSE – Learn The Difference

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What is the Difference Between ADVERSE and AVERSE?

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Both words are adjectives. The only difference in spelling is the letter D but there is big difference in how these words are used.
ADVERSE means:
” hostile
” acting against
” opposing
AVERSE means:
” 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 . . .

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The picture shows a woman hiding her face.
Sentence example: She was averse to having her picture taken.

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The picture shows a man holding out his credit card.
Sentence example: He is quite averse to using cash.

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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 . . .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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