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So the fact that we feel more painful when we lose $20 than when we gain $20, that might cause us to be far more risk-averse than we should be.

When we moved down here, we weren’t sure when we would start the restaurant, and the difference between Patrick and me is that I’m generally more risk-averse and he’s more of a risk-taker, which I think balances us out pretty well.

From Ozy

That’s less the case in country, which remains a risk-averse business that runs on the established machinery of radio and touring, and trades on more traditional tropes in its lyrics and soundscapes.

From Time

The people who continue to pay for traditional TV are less likely to be willing to give up traditional TV, for reasons such as they are major sports fans, are averse to streaming or simply enjoy the traditional TV experience.

From Digiday

None of this jockeying over “liberal” is likely to go mainstream anytime soon, particularly since most politicians remain averse to the label.

Ambassador Shirley Temple Black attributed this to the “deeply risk-averse psychology of the Czech people.”

So why, in 2014, is the superhero standard-bearer so minority-averse?

And self-regulation is an important concept when it comes to understanding the government-averse sharing economy.

Yet an answer, or even a speculation, would have added insight and originality to this terrific but risk-averse debut.

Improvising can certainly be unnerving, especially for politicians who are trained to be risk-averse.

This may have been maternal partiality, for whilst a mere child, she was somewhat obstinate in disposition, and averse to study.

In the course of a few days the minister visited the kitchen again, and found Chloe still averse to his proposition.

He was, therefore, averse to putting the question on such narrow grounds.

He was averse to costly pleasures, and regarded contentedness with a little to be a great good.

The doubter seemed averse to giving this proof of unbelief, and yet it was clear that he was not convinced.

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On this page you'll find 53 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to averse, such as: allergic, antagonistic, hesitant, hostile, loath, and reluctant.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.