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

How to pronounce averse?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say averse in sign language?

  1. averse


  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. Mat Oakley:

    The markets across Europe are pretty tight in terms of vacancy rates and lenders are so risk averse in terms of speculative office development that a bank would have to do a pre-let (commit to rent a property before it has been built), or buy a site.

  2. Aaron David Miller:

    He is going to be hammered -- and he already is on the campaign trail by Republicans who argue, 'See, Mr. President, you identified this as a JV organization, you are risk averse. What if this had been an American aircraft?

  3. Nobuhiko Kuramochi:

    Investors took profits on stocks such as financials, which gained recently on rising U.S. yields, they are risk averse now, and they want to secure profits before they see the outcome of G20 meeting.

  4. Alvin Tan:

    The Chinese measures haven't really restored confidence. The market turmoil is not over. And under such risk averse conditions, the yen and the euro will continue to be supported, in the short term, the dollar is likely to underperform the euro and the yen. We also expect the Fed to be very cautious about raising rates.

  5. Pavan Potluri:

    If the concept works in reality it's going to have a lot of potential, but vehicle manufacturers are always very risk-averse, so the biggest challenge may be getting one to sign up to it.

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