averse


averse

adjective \ə-ˈvərs\

Definition of AVERSE

:  having an active feeling of repugnance or distaste —usually used with to <averse to strenuous exercise>
averse·ly adverb
averse·ness noun

Examples of AVERSE

  1. <I'm not averse to broccoli if it's cooked right.>

Origin of AVERSE

Latin aversus, past participle of avertere
First Known Use: 1597

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