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Definition of "averse" []

  • Having a feeling of opposition, distaste, or aversion; strongly disinclined: investors who are averse to taking risks. (adjective)
  • Opposed, disinclined, or loath (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (of leaves, flowers, etc) turned away from the main stem (adjective)

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Use "averse" in a sentence
  • "Being seriously risk averse is as harmful as having too much risk tolerance."
  • "We are taught to think of them as stolid, almost physically rooted to the soil and averse from the artificial."
  • "The experience gained is of no use in any other employment, and the unusual freedom makes the messenger who has outgrown his calling averse to the discipline of more regular occupations."