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  1. averse(adjective)

    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)(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"


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. averse(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. averse(a)

    disinclined, indisposed, reluctant, loath

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  1. Myrna Perez:

    Given the consequences – someone's vote being lost, the system not fairly representing the voices in this country – we should be planning in a very risk-averse way.

  2. Philippine Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay:

    I am averse to that idea.

  3. Takuya Takahashi:

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

  4. 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.

  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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    • B. Ignorant
    • C. Demented
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