Adverse vs Averse | Ask Linda! | English Grammar

In this video Linda breaks down the difference between “adverse” and “averse”.

This is another set of words that is easily confused in English.

Let’s take a closer look:

“Adverse” is an adjective and means unfavorable or harmful.

For example:

He listened to no adverse criticism and receded before no obstacle.

“Averse” is also an adjective but means strongly disliking or opposed.

For example:

My children are quite averse to the suggestion of having year-round school.

I hope the difference is clear now.

That’s it for today. See you next time!

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