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avoidant

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Pronunciation: /əˈvoɪdənt
 
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Definition of avoidant in English:

adjective

Psychology
Relating to or denoting a type of personality or behaviour characterized by the avoidance of intimacy or social interaction: he was also anxious, avoidant, and unable to manage conflict
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  • They're highly anxious, they're not avoidant, they're willing to discuss their problems.
  • Their attachment to primary carers was classified as insecure/anxious or avoidant.
  • People who are securely attached tend to display low anxiety, they're not avoidant and they get involved in relationships.

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