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What Does ADR Mean?

The abbreviation ADR is used with the meanings "Address," "All Due Respect," "Average Damage per Round," and "Adverse Drug Reaction." Here is more information about each of these definitions of ADR.

Address

ADR is often used as a straightforward contraction of the word "Address."

All Due Respect

ADR is used with the meaning "All Due Respect" (usually "With All Due Respect") as a polite way to express disagreement. ADR precedes an expression of disagreement or criticism and is intended to mitigate the effect of what the sender is about to say.

"With All Due Respect" is often abbreviated WADR.

Average Damage per Round

In online gaming, ADR means "Average Damage per Round." ADR is calculated by dividing the amount of damage a player has done over the course of rounds played in a game.

Adverse Drug Reaction

In medical and law enforcement circles, ADR also means "Adverse Drug Reaction."

Summary of Key Points

First Definition of ADR

"Address" is the most common definition for ADR on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
ADR
Definition:Address
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition of ADR

"All Due Respect" is another common definition for ADR.
ADR
Definition:All Due Respect
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Third Definition of ADR

In online gaming, ADR means "Average Damage per Round."
ADR
Definition:Average Damage per Round
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Fourth Definition of ADR

ADR also means "Adverse Drug Reaction."
ADR
Definition:Adverse Drug Reaction
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Specialists

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Examples of ADR in Sentences

Here are examples of ADR being used in conversations:
  • Young Child: You're so funny. I'd love to meet you.
  • Online Groomer: What's your ADR?
  • (Here, ADR is again being used with the meaning "Address.")
  • Peter: So, you think I have a preoccupation with vengeance? Well, with ADR, doctor, we'll see about that.
  • (Here, ADR is being used with the meaning "All Due Respect.")
  • Boss: I predicted this situation last year.
  • Paul: With ADR, even a broken clock is right twice a day.
  • (Here, ADR is again being used with the meaning "All Due Respect.")

An Academic Look at ADR

When used as an abbreviation of "Address," ADR is a contraction. Some contractions, like ADR, use letters of the fully expanded word in sequence. Other contractions, like Dr, use letters from the start and end of the fully expanded version. Contractions can also be formed by replacing a letter or letters with an apostrophe (e.g., can't).

When used with the meaning "All Due Respect," ADR is classified as an adverb of manner; i.e., it modifies a verb to describe how the verb is performed. For example:
  • With ADR, sir, I disagree.
  • (Here, ADR tells us how the verb to disagree is being performed, i.e., respectfully.)
When used to mean "Adverse Drug Reaction, ADR is classified as an initialism abbreviation because it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Aye Dee Arr"). Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

Example of ADR Used in a Text

ADR

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