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averse


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Averse  \A*verse"\,  v.  t.  &  i. 
  To  turn  away  [Obs.]  --B.  Jonson 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Averse  \A*verse"\,  a.  [L.  aversus  p.  p.  of  avertere  See 
  {Avert}.] 
  1.  Turned  away  or  backward.  [Obs.] 
 
  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. 
 
  Note:  The  prevailing  usage  now  is  to  employ  to  after  averse 
  and  its  derivatives  rather  than  from  as  was  formerly 
  the  usage.  In  this  the  word  is  in  agreement  with  its 
  kindred  terms,  hatred,  dislike,  dissimilar,  contrary, 
  repugnant,  etc.,  expressing  a  relation  or  an  affection 
  of  the  mind  to  an  object. 
 
  Syn:  {Averse},  {Reluctant},  {Adverse}. 
 
  Usage:  Averse  expresses  an  habitual,  though  not  of  necessity 
  a  very  strong,  dislike;  as  averse  to  active  pursuits; 
  averse  to  study.  Reluctant,  a  term  of  the  of  the  will 
  implies  an  internal  struggle  as  to  making  some 
  sacrifice  of  interest  or  feeling;  as  reluctant  to 
  yield;  reluctant  to  make  the  necessary  arrangements;  a 
  reluctant  will  or  consent.  Adverse  denotes  active 
  opposition  or  hostility;  as  adverse  interests; 
  adverse  feelings,  plans,  or  movements;  the  adverse 
  party. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  averse 
  adj  :  (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"  [syn:  {antipathetic},  {antipathetical}, 
  {averse(p)},  {indisposed(p)},  {loath(p)},  {loth(p)}] 




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