What does the word averse mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Averseness.

  • Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Opposed; unfavorable; reluctant; with to.

Usage examples for averse

  1. But first he would have luncheon- dinner he called it- and I was not averse to this, for I had put in a long and trying morning. – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  2. Mr Hawden was not at all averse to talking. – My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin
  3. Minister Campbell had already learned how averse Shetlanders are to having dealings with a lawyer, and he was quite willing to take the charge David desired to impose upon him. – Prisoners of Conscience by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr