- The definition of averse is having a feeling of distaste or strong opposition.
A person who really cannot stand the sight of raw meat is an example of someone who is averse.
- not willing or inclined; opposed (to)
- Bot. turned away from the main stem
Origin: Classical Latin aversus, past participle of avertere, avert
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Origin: Latin āversus, past participle of āvertere, to turn away; see avert.
- a·verseˈly adverb
- a·verseˈness noun