Definition of averse adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈvɜːs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈvɜːrs//
    [not before noun]
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  1. 1not averse to something/to doing something liking something or wanting to do something; not opposed to doing something I mentioned it to Kate and she wasn't averse to the idea.
  2. 2averse to something/to doing something (formal) not liking something or wanting to do something; opposed to doing something He was averse to any change.
  3. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from Latin aversus ‘turned away from’, past participle of avertere, from ab- ‘from’ + vertere ‘to turn’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: averse

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