adverse background

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Senior Member
Dear teachers,
Are people from adverse background poor or criminal?
Thank you for your help.
  • Mahantongo

    Senior Member
    English (U.S.)
    I would not use the word "adverse" as an adjective paired with "background". While 'adverse" can mean "unfavorable", or even "unfortunate", its basic meaning is one related to the concept of opposition to something -- and one is not opposed by one's background.
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