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  1. averseadjective

    Having a repugnance or opposition of mind.

    disliking, disinclined, loath, fromward, unwilling, reluctant

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. averse

    Reluctant (Latin re, back, and lucto, strive, struggle) signifies struggling against what one is urged or impelled to do, or is actually doing; averse (Latin a, from, and verto, turn) signifies turned away as with dislike or repugnance; loath (Anglo-Saxon lath, evil, hateful) signifies having a repugnance, disgust, or loathing for, tho the adjective loath is not so strong as the verb loathe. A dunce is always averse to study; a good student is disinclined to it when a fine morning tempts him out; he is indisposed to it in some hour of weariness. A man may be slow or backward in entering upon that to which he is by no means averse. A man is loath to believe evil of his friend, reluctant to speak of it, absolutely unwilling to use it to his injury. A legislator may be opposed to a certain measure, while not averse to what it aims to accomplish. Compare ANTIPATHY.

    backward, disinclined, indisposed, loath, opposed, reluctant, slow, unwilling

    desirous, disposed, eager, favorable, inclined, willing

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. averse

    hostile, disinclined, indisposed, repugnant, backward, unwilling, reluctant, loath

    ready, disposed, eager, prone, inclined, desirous

Princeton's WordNet

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

    (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"


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. averseadjective

    unwilling, disinclined, indisposed, reluctant, loath, backward, adverse, opposed

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. averseadjective

    disinclined, indisposed, reluctant, loath

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  1. Takuya Takahashi:

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

  2. Alvin Tan:

    The Chinese measures haven't really restored confidence. The market turmoil is not over. And under such risk averse condition, 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.

  3. Alan Gayle:

    We have been and will remain relatively risk-averse while this correction period runs its course, brexit may extend that period of risk aversion, but we will continue to follow our investment process of selecting quality companies and assets with healthy upside potential growth.

  4. Timothy Frye:

    At some point, Putin, who has long been averse to any kind of domestic political instability, might fear the reaction from the elite and from the mass public, and begin to look for a way out of this situation, but we're not there yet, it could take a while before we get there.

  5. Rory McIlroy:

    I'm not averse to having a chat on the way around, it's fine. It probably keeps both of us a little loose, but you can tell there's moments when to talk, and moments not to. And that was the case today as well.

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