AskDefine | Define averse

Dictionary Definition

averse 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" [syn: antipathetic, antipathetical, averse(p), indisposed(p), loath(p), loth(p)]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Adjective

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

Verb

  1. To turn away.

Derived terms

French

Pronunciation

  • lang=fr|/a.vɛʁs/
  • SAMPA: /a.vERs/

Noun

fr-noun f
  1. In the context of "of rain": Shower.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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