averse averse  /ə ˈvɜrs/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed

Usage(s):

  1. But she isn't averse to kissing and telling.
  2. But she isn't averse to kissing and telling.
  3. We're not averse to capitalism.

News

  1. iPhone 5 heading to Virgin Mobile on June 28th

    Contract-averse consumers itching for an iPhone 5 fix and wary of T-Mobile's brave new ways can now look to Virgin Mobile . The prepaid carrier has just announced plans to bring Apple's aluminum-bodied smartphone to its lineup starting next Friday, June 28th. The iOS device will be paired with Virgin's Beyond Talk plans, netting subs unlimited data (3G / 4G LTE) and messaging for $35 per month ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Engadget

  2. The Banking Commission Gets It Wrong: We Need Fewer Women Traders, Not More

    Among the various recommendations for banking reform it's being said that we should have more women in banking. Especially, more women on trading floors. The reason being offered is that we know very well that women are more averse to risk taking then men. Thus, if we identify excessive risk taking as being one of the core problems with our current banking set up then it seems entirely a no ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Browse News

    If you're averse to dust, fast cars, barnyard droppings, clowns, bleating kids, baby animals, knowing-eyed weird birds, snakes, beverages, greasy fingers, dancing, smart-dog-and-cowboy-on-cow action, rabbits, chickens, pies, quilts, flowers, art —even fine art! — and carneys, then you'd better make a contingency plan for June 20-23 (Thursday-Sunday).
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The North Coast Journal

Quotes

  1. "At a time when events naturally make even the most daring investors more risk-averse, the needs of our economy require that our financial institutions not take this new capital to hoard it, but to deploy it," Paulson said.
    on Oct 13, 2008 By: Henry Paulson Source: Reuters

  2. WASHINGTON - The White House on Thursday sympathized with Arab-Americans who took offense to a memo that former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld wrote saying that "oil wealth has made Muslims averse to physical labor."
    on Nov 1, 2007 By: Donald Rumsfeld Source: FOXNews

  3. The Chief Minister said his party National Conference (NC) is for autonomy adding, "But I am not averse to move beyond it, if there is a solution other than autonomy that is acceptable to both India and Pakistan and meets the aspirations of the...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Omar Abdullah Source: Hindustan Times

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