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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Opposed to. Unwilling to do something or not liking something.

Usage examples (36)
  • Tasha was of an averse opinion.
  • Being seriously risk averse is as harmful as having too much risk tolerance.
  • We are taught to think of them as stolid, almost physically rooted to the soil and averse from the artificial.
  • If exposing the CIA makes them more risk-averse, that is a GOOD thing. for more
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  • An "adverse" event is an unfavorable occurrence to which a gossip often "adverts" (calls attention to). Fortunately, most people are "averse" (strongly opposed) to talking about a friend's bad luck.
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