What does averse mean?

averse meaning in General Dictionary

To turn away

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  • 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.

averse meaning in Urban Dictionary

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.

averse meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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.

averse - German to English

obverses [of coins]

averse - French to English


averse meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Turned away or backward.

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  • (a.) Having a repugnance or opposition of head; disliking; disinclined; hesitant; unwilling.
  • (v. t. & i.) to make away.

Sentence Examples with the word averse

In his treatment of slaves he was exacting, but not harsh, and was averse to selling them save in case of necessity.

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