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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