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Synonyms for averse
əˈvɜrs

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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"

    Antonyms:
    inclined(p)

Wiktionary

  1. averse(adjective)

    Having a repugnance or opposition of mind.

    Synonyms:
    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.

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

    Antonyms:
    desirous, disposed, eager, favorable, inclined, willing

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. averse

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

    Antonyms:
    ready, disposed, eager, prone, inclined, desirous

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. averse(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. averse(a)

    Synonyms:
    disinclined, indisposed, reluctant, loath

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How to use averse in a sentence?

  1. Randall Miller:

    On its face, it is hard to believe he’d be improving with a demographic group that has been so averse to his style, his denigrating language, but I think people may have gotten used to Trump, he’s not as outrageous as he used to be.

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


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