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a·verse

 (ə-vûrs′)
adj.
Having a feeling of opposition, distaste, or aversion; strongly disinclined: investors who are averse to taking risks.

[Latin āversus, past participle of āvertere, to turn away; see avert.]

a·verse′ly adv.
a·verse′ness n.

averse

(əˈvɜːs)
adj
1. (usually foll by: to) opposed, disinclined, or loath
2. (Botany) (of leaves, flowers, etc) turned away from the main stem. Compare adverse4
[C16: from Latin āversus, from āvertere to turn from, from vertere to turn]
aˈversely adv
aˈverseness n

a•verse

(əˈvɜrs)

adj.
having a strong feeling of opposition, antipathy, or repugnance; opposed.
[1590–1600; (< Middle French) < Latin āversus, past participle of āvertere to turn aside, avert]
a•verse′ly, adv.
a•verse′ness, n.
syn: See reluctant.
usage: See adverse.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.averse - (usually followed by `to') strongly opposedaverse - (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"
disinclined - unwilling because of mild dislike or disapproval; "disinclined to say anything to anybody"

averse

averse

adjective
Not inclined or willing to do or undertake:
Translations
كارِه لِ، مُبْغِض لِ
mající odpor
modvilliguvillig
idegenkedik
fráhverfur, frábitinn, mótfallinn
nemėgstantispasišlykštėjimas
negribīgs
hazzetmeyenhoşlanmayan

averse

[əˈvɜːs] ADJ to be averse to sthsentir repugnancia por algo
to be averse to doing sthser reacio a hacer algo
he is averse to getting up earlyes reacio a levantarse temprano
would you be averse to having the meeting at your house?¿estarías dispuesto a celebrar la reunión en tu casa?
I'm not averse to an occasional drinkno me opongo a tomar una copa de vez en cuando

averse

[əˈvɜːrs] adj
to be averse to sth → éprouver de la répugnance pour qch
to be averse to doing sth → éprouver de la répugnance à faire qch
not to be averse to sth
I wouldn't be averse to a drink → Je n'aurais rien contre un verre., Je ne dirais pas non à un petit verre.
He's not averse to a little publicity → Il n'a rien contre un peu de publicité.

averse

adj predabgeneigt; I am not averse to a glass of wineeinem Glas Wein bin ich nicht abgeneigt; I am rather averse to doing thates widerstrebt mir, das zu tun

averse

[əˈvɜːs] adj averse to (opposed) → contrario/a a; (disinclined) → restio/a a
to be averse to sth/doing sth → essere contrario/a a qc/a fare qc
I'm not averse to an occasional drink → non mi dispiace bere un bicchierino ogni tanto
I wouldn't be averse to a drink → non avrei nulla in contrario a bere qualcosa

averse

(əˈvəːs) adjective
(with to) having a dislike for. averse to hard work.
aˈversion (-ʃən) , ((American) — ʒən) noun
a feeling of dislike.
References in classic literature ?
The end of life was reserved for the Dog, wherefore the old man is often snappish, irritable, hard to please, and selfish, tolerant only of his own household, but averse to strangers and to all who do not administer to his comfort or to his necessities.
Had he imposed on a child, I should have been more averse to have forgiven him; but a woman upwards of thirty must certainly be supposed to know what will make her most happy.
From his conversation with the old man, Levin thought he was not averse to new methods either.
But there is still indeed a more weighty reason, why the kings of this country have been always averse from executing so terrible an action, unless upon the utmost necessity.
Sigurd was not averse to this, and asked his father where he thought it best to look for a wife.
Others, though content that treaties should be made in the mode proposed, are averse to their being the SUPREME laws of the land.
Among our still more modern and dashing young gentlemen -- who are extremely averse to superfluous effort and supremely indifferent to the purity of their native language -- the formula is still further curtailed by the use of "to feel" in a technical sense, meaning, "to recommend-for-the-purposes-of-feeling-and-being-felt"; and at this moment the "slang" of polite or fast society in the upper classes sanctions such a barbarism as "Mr.
We had met several times since the - Bay excursion, and I had found she was not averse to my company, provided I confined my conversation to the discussion of abstract matters, or topics of common interest; - the moment I touched upon the sentimental or the complimentary, or made the slightest approach to tenderness in word or look, I was not only punished by an immediate change in her manner at the time, but doomed to find her more cold and distant, if not entirely inaccessible, when next I sought her company.
Certainly, however, thou art averse to fleshly joys, and thou lovest honey.
A residence in Turkey was abhorrent to her; her religion and her feelings were alike averse to it.
The mother is a lady of some station, though not averse to increasing her income.
Although I had made up my mind to play, I felt averse to doing so on behalf of some one else.