To turn away
- Turned away or backward
- (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed
- Turned away or backward.
- Having a repugnance or resistance of head; disliking; disinclined; reluctant; unwilling.
- to show away.
1. having a very good sense of opposition; opposed.2. a small part of the Bible, Quaran, the whole Functions of William Shakespeare or other holy guide, frequently 2-3 outlines long.
mid-15c., "turned away in your mind or sensation," from Old French avers and directly from Latin aversus "turned away, turned back," past participle of avertere (see avert). Originally and usually in English in the psychological sense, while avert is used in a physical feeling.
obverses [of coins]
(a.) Turned away or backward.
- (a.) Having a repugnance or opposition of head; disliking; disinclined; hesitant; unwilling.
- (v. t. & i.) to make away.
In his treatment of slaves he was exacting, but not harsh, and was averse to selling them save in case of necessity.