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averse

a·verse

averse

 
 
pronunciation:
vuhrs
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition: strongly opposed or disinclined; unwilling (usu. fol. by to).
She was averse to lending her son any more money.I'm not averse to dancing; I'm just not very good at it.
synonyms:
indisposed, opposed, resistant
antonyms:
avid, inclined
similar words:
antipathetic, contrary, hostile, loath, reluctant, unwilling
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derivations: aversely (adv.), averseness (n.)
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