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Definition of Averse

Averse

  1. Turned away or backward.
  2. Having a repugnance or opposition of mind; disliking; disinclined; unwilling; reluctant.
  3. To turn away.

Averse Quotations

Often confused with shyness, introversion does not imply social reticence or discomfort. Rather than being averse to social engagement, introverts become overwhelmed by too much of it, which explains why the introvert is ready to leave a party after an hour and the extravert gains steam as the night goes on.
Laurie Helgoe

The British are supposed to be particularly averse to intellectuals, a prejudice closely bound up with their dislike of foreigners. Indeed, one important source of this Anglo-Saxon distaste for highbrows and eggheads was the French revolution, which was seen as an attempt to reconstruct society on the basis of abstract rational principles.
Terry Eagleton

Republicans working in leadership and the trenches are largely old, white, male, out-of-touch, out of ideas, technology averse, and living in the past.
Mark McKinnon

I am not averse to politics, but that does not mean that I am going to join politics.
Rahul Gandhi

There is a short window at the beginning of one's professional life, when it is comparatively easy to take big risks. Make the most of that time, before circumstances make you risk averse.
Joshua Foer
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Averse Translations

averse in Dutch is afkerig
averse in German is abgeneigt
averse in Norwegian is uvillig
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