Averse meaning

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Not willing or inclined; opposed (to)
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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.

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(bot.) Turned away from the main stem.
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Turned away or backward.
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To turn away.
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Having a feeling of opposition, distaste, or aversion; strongly disinclined.

Investors who are averse to taking risks.

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Having a repugnance or opposition of mind.
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Origin of averse

  • Latin āversus past participle of āvertere to turn away avert

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin aversus, past participle of avertere (“to avert”)

    From Wiktionary