Origin of averse
Examples from the Web for averse
He is single, but not averse to being partnered, “as long as she can put up with my schedule and I can put up with hers.”Norm Lewis, Broadway’s First Black ‘Phantom,’ on Racism, Heroes, and Dream Roles|Tim Teeman|March 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The fact is, though, country music has always been averse to controversy.Vince Gill Confronts Fringe Groups and Gives Country Some Cred|Malcolm Jones|September 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She is the president of an autism organization, which is also averse to vaccination, called Generation Rescue.Why Jenny McCarthy Is Worse Than Elisabeth Hasselbeck|Tricia Romano|July 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In Iraq, there is a real concern over the emergence of Alnusra Front and Salafists who are most averse to Shiites in the region.
Among the people who seemed not averse to being interviewed was Msgr. Bob Weiss of St Rose of Lima Church.Curse the Media in Newtown for Doing Too Little, Too Late on Guns|Michael Daly|December 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It seems that there was evidently an occasion in which Fiammetta gave him to understand that she was not averse from his love.Giovanni Boccaccio, a Biographical Study|Edward Hutton
To a considerable number Brown was known as a hero of past fights and not averse to fresh ones.The Negro and the Nation|George S. Merriam
He was reticent on the subject of his compositions, but was not averse to talking of his troubles.Beethoven|George Alexander Fischer
On the other hand, we are averse to protract the argument by any elaboration of mere details which can be avoided.Supernatural Religion, Vol. III. (of III)|Walter Richard Cassels
Lorenzo's feelings were averse to taking anything from Prest.Biography and Family Record of Lorenzo Snow|Eliza R. Snow Smith
British Dictionary definitions for averse
Word Origin for averse
Word Origin and History for averse
mid-15c., "turned away in mind or feeling," from Old French avers and directly from Latin aversus "turned away, turned back," past participle of avertere (see avert). Originally and usually in English in the mental sense, while avert is used in a physical sense.