Adverse: Adverse is an adjective that means "strongly opposed" or "unfortunate," and generally refers to things rather than people.

AverseAverse is an adjective that means "to feel negatively about," and generally refers to people.

Example sentence: The medication caused an adverse reaction, but he was averse to asking his doctor about it.

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