• (RP) IPA: /əˈvɜː(ɹ)s/


  1. Having a repugnance or opposition of mind.
    Synonyms: disliking, disinclined, fromward, unwilling, reluctant, loath
  2. Turned away or backward.
    • The tracks averse a lying notice gave, / And led the searcher backward from the cave.
  3. (obsolete) Lying on the opposite side (to or from).
  4. (heraldry) Turned so as to show the back, as of a right hand.
Related terms Translations Verb

averse (averses, present participle aversing; past and past participle aversed)

  1. (transitive, obsolete, rare) To turn away.

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