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1) averse. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...Not inclined or willing to do or undertake: disinclined, indisposed, loath, reluctant, unwilling. See WILLING....

2) adverse, averse. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...Adverse combines frequently with to: He expressed himself as adverse to a public debate. Averse also combines with to and also suggests opposition to, but mainly...

3) § 13. adverse / averse. 3. Word Choice. The American Heritage Book of English Usage. 1996
...Who isn t averse to getting adverse reactions to their ideas? Averse normally refers to people and means having a feeling of distaste or aversion, as in As an investor...

4) averse. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Having a feeling of opposition, distaste, or aversion; strongly disinclined: investors who are averse to taking risks. Latin versus, past participle of vertere, to...

5) averse. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...See ADVERSE. 1...

6) Music. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Men of genius averse to music. The following men of genius were actually averse to music: Edmund Burke; Byron had no ear for music, and neither vocal nor instrumental...

7) Name. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Fairies are extremely averse to having their names known, indeed there seems to be a strange identity between personality and name. Thus we are forbidden to take...

8) 25513. Goldsmith, Oliver. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:25513 QUOTATION:To coxcombs averse, yet most civilly steering,When they judged without skill he was still hard of hearing:When they talked of their Raphaels,...

9) 23240. Frost, Robert. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:23240 QUOTATION:The farmhouse lingers, though averse to squareWith the new city street it has to wearA number in. But what about the brookThat held the house...

10) Icon'oclasts (Greek, "image breakers"). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Reformers who rose in the eighth century, especially averse to the employment of pictures, statues, emblems, and all visible representations of sacred objects. The...

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