Difference between adverse and averse

Difference between adverse and averseDifference between adverse and averse:

There is a big difference between adverse and averse, although both the words adverse and averse are related both etymologically and semantically, each having opposition as a central sense. Both come from the Latin root vert- meaning “to turn.” In Latin the word adversus meant “turned toward” and “hostile” and is a direct root of adverse. Averse, on the other hand, emerges from the Latin word aversus, which meant “turned away.”

Adverse (adj) means ‘opposite; confronting; unfavourable’

Averse (adj) means ‘having a strong feeling of repugnance or distaste’


The following examples will make the usage clear.
Adverse Averse
Adverse effect of certain drugs can be life threatening. I am averse to the idea of getting my foot inked.
It’s life, you can meet with adverse circumstances any point in time. Be prepared! I am averse to go camping with someone like John.

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