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averse

[ uh-vurs ]SEE DEFINITION OF averse

Synonyms for averse

  • allergic
  • antagonistic
  • hesitant
  • hostile
  • loath
  • reluctant
  • unwilling
  • afraid
  • antipathetic
  • contrary
  • disinclined
  • disliking
  • having no use for
  • ill-disposed
  • indisposed
  • inimical
  • nasty
  • perverse
  • uneager
  • unfavorable
  • unfriendly
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Antonyms for averse

  • agreeable
  • friendly
  • kind
  • ready
  • willing
  • caring
  • liking
  • loving
  • sympathetic
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AVERSE

They are, as a rule, averse to innovation, especially when it involves expenditure.

Well, I was averse from going myself, but Winnie was all for peace and forgiveness.

Philip, not averse to such assistance, got his own face into shadow.

He was not averse to it any longer; he was simply indifferent to all in it except the humours.

Averse had she been to this wedding from the moment that it had been broached to her.

I was averse to the change, and his Classical form-master dissuaded him against it.

I am neither ashamed of the 'espionage,' nor should I be averse to the marriage.

He had from the first been averse to living in London; but this was much worse than he had expected.

He knew them slow to move, dull of intellect, and averse from reason.

So averse were they to luxury, that epicures were expelled from among them.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "turned away in mind or feeling," from Old French avers and directly from Latin aversus "turned away, turned back," past participle of avertere (see avert). Originally and usually in English in the mental sense, while avert is used in a physical sense.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AVERSE

afraid

adjectivereluctant, regretful
  • averse
  • backward
  • disinclined
  • hesitant
  • indisposed
  • loath
  • reluctant
  • sorry
  • uneager
  • unhappy
  • unwilling

disdainful

adjectivescornful
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