What does averse mean?

Definitions for averse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. antipathetic, antipathetical, averse(p), indisposed(p), loath(p), loth(p)(adj)

    (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed

    "antipathetic to new ideas"; "averse to taking risks"; "loath to go on such short notice"; "clearly indisposed to grant their request"


  1. averse(Verb)

    To turn away.

  2. averse(Adjective)

    Having a repugnance or opposition of mind.

  3. averse(Adjective)

    Turned away or backward.

  4. averse(Adjective)

    Lying on the opposite side (to or from).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Averse(adj)

    turned away or backward

  2. Averse(adj)

    having a repugnance or opposition of mind; disliking; disinclined; unwilling; reluctant

  3. Averse

    to turn away

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Averse

    a-vėrs′, adj. having a disinclination or hatred (with to; from is, however, still used): disliking: turned away from anything: turned backward; (her.) turned so as to show the back, as of a right hand.—n. Aversā′tion (obs.).—adv. Averse′ly.—n. Averse′ness. [L. aversus, turned away, pa.p. of avert-ĕre. See Avert.]

Anagrams for averse »

  1. reaves

  2. resave

  3. Varese


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of averse in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of averse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of averse in a Sentence

  1. Philippine Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay:

    I am averse to that idea.

  2. Shigemitsu Tsuruta:

    Long-term investors still have a risk-averse stance and it will persist for a while.

  3. Takuya Takahashi:

    We saw some short-covering on value stocks the day before, but the market is still risk averse.

  4. Aaron David Miller:

    This is a risk-averse president who sets red lines he doesn’t enforce, there’s not a lot of inclination for heroic initiatives in what’s left.

  5. Craig Erlam:

    With Trump picking fights on multiple fronts and no sides showing any willingness to back down, we may have to get used to this risk-averse environment in the near-term.

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