ETYM Old Eng. advers, Old Fren. avers, advers, from Latin adversus, p. p. advertere to turn to. Related to Advert.
1. Contrary to one's interests or welfare; SYN. harmful, inauspicious, untoward.
2. In an opposing direction; SYN. contrary.
1. Characterized by antagonism or antipathy; SYN. antipathetic, antipathetical.
2. Incapable of harmonious association.
3. Indicating opposition or resistance; SYN. counter.
4. Used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect; SYN. incompatible.
Množina reči antagonistical je antagonisticals.
Množina reči contrariant je contrariants.
opposed or acting contrary to; one who is opposed to something
ETYM Latin contritus bruised, p. p. of contrere to grind, bruise; con- + terere to rub, grind: cf. French contrit See Trite.
1. Feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses; SYN. remorseful, rueful, sorry.
2. Feeling regret for a fault or offence.
ETYM Latin hostilis, from hostis enemy: cf. French hostile. Related to Host an army.
1. Very unfriendly.
2. Very unfavorable to life or growth; SYN. uncongenial, unfriendly.
3. Marked by features that oppose constructive treatment or development.
4. Impossible to bring into friendly accord.
5. Not belonging to one's own country's forces or those of an ally.
6. Characterized by enmity or ill will.
7. (Business) Used of attempts to buy or take control of a business.
ETYM Latin inimicalis, from inimicus unfriendly, hostile; pref. in- not + amicus friendly. Related to Amity.
1. Having the disposition or temper of an enemy; unfriendly; unfavorable; -- chiefly applied to private, as hostile is to public, enmity.
2. Opposed in tendency, influence, or effects; antagonistic; inconsistent; incompatible; adverse; repugnant.
3. Hostile; unfavorable.
ETYM Latin malignans, -antis, p. pr. of malignare, malignari, to do or make maliciously. Related to Malign, Benignant.
(Pathology) Characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor).
Term used to describe a cancerous growth. It is also applied to any condition that could kill if untreated (as in malignant hypertension).