avoidant

adjective
avoid·​ant | \ ə-ˈvȯid-ᵊnt How to pronounce avoidant (audio) \

Medical Definition of avoidant

: characterized by turning away or by withdrawal or defensive behavior the avoidant detached schizophrenic patient— Norman Cameron

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“Avoidant.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/avoidant. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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