Confused Words : Adverse and Averse

Confused Words Adverse and Averse in English

Common Mistakes using Adverse & Averse

Misunderstood words : Adverse and Averse

Some English words like : Adverse and Averse are often confused, misused, or used with the wrong preposition while speaking or writing English sentences. We have discussed here correct version and explanation that will help you to avoid making the same mistakes while speaking or writing English.

Confuse words Adverse and Averse

The words, ‘Adverse’ and ‘Averse’ are not only spelled similarly (with the ‘d’ in ‘adverse’ being the only difference), they are also both adjectives with negative connotations, and hence easily confused. Both words are used to indicate opposition to something, but 'adverse' typically refers to things, actions or events whereas 'averse' typically refers to people or person.

Meaning of Adverse and Averse:

: means ‘unfavourable’, or ‘harmful’.
: means "having a strong dislike or opposition to something."

Note: Adverse is used as a noun or Adjective while Averse is used as an Adjective..

Uses of Adverse and Averse:
'Adverse' as an adjective to describe something harmful or unfavorable.
Examples using Adverse:
  • Adverse publicity hits our profits.
  • Some medications have adverse side effects.
  • Virat is espected to perform well in adverse conditions.
  • The 40% off sale had an adverse impact on her savings.
  • The situation of the country is getting adverse, due to recession.
'Averse' denotes a strong feeling of dislike or opposition to something.
Examples using Averse:
  • I am averse to speaking in public.
  • I am averse to working on weekends.
  • A leader is not averse to taking risk.
  • I am averse to talking unnecessarily.
  • I am averse to driving in bad weather

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