Averse

Definition of Averse

A`verse´
a.1.Turned away or backward.
The tracks averse a lying notice gave,
And led the searcher backward from the cave.
- Dryden.
2.Having a repugnance or opposition of mind; disliking; disinclined; unwilling; reluctant.
Averse alike to flatter, or offend.
- Pope.
Men who were averse to the life of camps.
- Macaulay.
Pass by securely as men averse from war.
- Micah ii. 8.
v. t. & i.1.To turn away.

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abhorrent, afraid, allergic, anti, antipathetic, at odds, averse to, backward, balky, contrary, cursory, differing, disaffected, disagreeing, disenchanted, disgusted, disinclined, disobedient, displeased, fractious, hating, hesitant, hostile, ill-disposed, indisposed, indocile, involuntary, loath, loathing, mutinous, not charmed, perfunctory, perverse, put off, quailing, recalcitrant, recoiling, refractory, reluctant, resistant, shrinking, sulky, sullen, uncongenial, unconsenting, uneager, unfriendly, unsympathetic
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