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American English: /əˈvərs/
British English: /əˈvəːs/


  • (predicative) to be averse to something
    ser reacio a algo
    I'm not averse to the idea of …
    no me disgusta la idea de …
    no soy reacio a la idea de …
    would you be averse to answering a few questions?
    ¿tendría inconveniente en contestar unas preguntas?
    she's very averse to criticism
    detesta que la critiquen
    I'm not averse to the occasional cigar
    me gusta fumarme un puro de vez en cuando
    Example sentences
    • Strong and aggressive, he is not averse to a bit of shirt pulling and uses his arms effectively to hold off defenders.
    • Now some of you may know that if an opportunity arises of a little fun with a person of the opposite sex I'm not averse, rare as it is.
    • Some will be risk averse, others close to retirement and unwilling to jeopardise their futures.

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