a|verse´ness

a|verse´ness
a|verse «uh VURS», adjective.
1. turned away in mind or feeling; having a strong or fixed dislike; opposed; unwilling (to): »

Fear made her averse to fighting. I now had several pages of uncommonly fine prose fiction, which I did not feel averse to reading aloud to someone (New Yorker).

SYNONYM(S): reluctant, loath, disinclined.
2. Botany. turned away from the main stem (as distinguished from adverse).
[< Latin āversus, past participle of āvertere avert]
a|verse´ly, adverb.
a|verse´ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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