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averted

[ uh-vur-tid ]
/ əˈvɜr tɪd /
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adjective
turned away or aside: The angle of the head, the averted eyes, and the position of the mouth all serve to give up our secrets because they so easily reveal our feelings.
warded off; prevented: An averted foreign-policy disaster is often invisible, so the officers responsible often miss out on professional recognition.
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OTHER WORDS FROM averted

a·vert·ed·ly, adverbun·a·vert·ed, adjective
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