Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Opposed; unfavorable; reluctant; with to.

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Usage examples "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", Harry Leon Wilson.
  2. Mr Hawden was not at all averse to talking. - "My Brilliant Career", 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", Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr.