adverse to success

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FRANK ZHI

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Chinese
Hi guys,
Does the word "adverse" have a collocation of "be adverse to sth" to mean "not conducive to"? If so, could you please tell me if the following sentences are correct?
1. Arrogance is adverse to success.
2.Bad weather is adverse to the growth of crops.
3.Judging by innate conditions, we have no one that is more adverse to success than him. (A friend's version. It doesn't make sense to me coz I don't think a person himself can be an impediment to success. My version is----Comparing our innate qualities, we can conclude that he is less likely to succeed than any of us.)
 
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  • lingobingo

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    English - England
    Are you confusing adverse (harmful/unfavourable) with being averse to doing something (i.e. unwilling to do it)?
     

    owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    1. Arrogance is adverse to success.
    2.Bad weather is adverse to the growth of crops.
    These seem like reasonable uses of adverse, Frank.
    (A friend's version. It doesn't make sense to me coz I don't think a person himself can be an impediment to success. My version is----Comparing our innate qualities, we can conclude that he is less likely to succeed than any of us.)
    I agree. Your friend's sentence doesn't make sense. Remember to use because rather than coz in here, okay?
     
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