avoid·​ant ə-ˈvȯid-ᵊnt How to pronounce avoidant (audio)
: characterized by turning away or by withdrawal or defensive behavior
the avoidant detached schizophrenic patientNorman Cameron

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“Avoidant.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/avoidant. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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