averse

  • 1 averse — [ avɛrs ] n. f. • 1688 averse d eau; de pleuvoir à la verse (1642) → verse ♦ Pluie soudaine et abondante. ⇒ grain, ondée; fam. douche, sauce, saucée; région. drache. Essuyer, recevoir une averse. Averse orageuse. Averse de printemps. ⇒ giboulée.… …

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  • 2 Averse — A*verse , a. [L. aversus, p. p. of avertere. See {Avert}.] 1. Turned away or backward. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The tracks averse a lying notice gave, And led the searcher backward from the cave. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Having a repugnance or… …

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  • 3 averse to — having a clear dislike of (something) : strongly opposed to (something) He seems to be averse to exercise. No one is more averse to borrowing money than he is. often used in negative statements She is not averse to taking chances. [=she is willi …

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  • 4 averse — averse·ly; averse·ness; averse; …

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  • 5 averse — ► ADJECTIVE (averse to) ▪ strongly disliking or opposed to. USAGE On the confusion of averse and adverse, see ADVERSE(Cf. ↑adversely). ORIGIN from Latin avertere (see AVERT(Cf. ↑ …

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  • 6 averse — AVERSE. sub. fém. Pluie subite et abondante. Nous essuyâmes unc averse. Il est familier. ⁶erse. Voy. Verse …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 7 Averse — A*verse , v. t. & i. To turn away. [Obs.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 averse — I adjective adverse, alienus, antagonistic, antipathetic, aversus, disinclined, disliking, hostile, indisposed, inimical, loath, opposed, reluctant, repelled, repugnant, revolted, undesirous, unfavorable, unwilling II index antipathetic …

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  • 9 averse — (adj.) mid 15c., turned away in mind or feeling, from O.Fr. avers and directly from L. aversus turned away, turned back, pp. of avertere (see AVERT (Cf. avert)). Originally and usually in English in the mental sense, while avert is used in a… …

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  • 10 averse — 1 *disinclined, indisposed, loath, reluctant, hesitant Analogous words: recoiling, shrinking, flinching, quailing (see RECOIL vb): uncongenial, unsympathetic (see INCONSONANT): balky, *contrary, perverse Antonyms: avid (of or for): athirst (for) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 averse — [adj] opposing afraid, allergic, antagonistic, antipathetic, contrary, disinclined, disliking, having no use for*, hesitant, hostile, ill disposed, indisposed, inimical, loath, nasty, perverse, reluctant, uneager, unfavorable, unfriendly,… …

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  • 12 averse — Averse. Façon de parler adv. qui n est en usage qu en cette phrase. Il pleut à verse, pour dire, Il pleut abondamment …

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  • 13 averse — [ə vʉrs′] adj. [L aversus, pp. of avertere, AVERT] 1. not willing or inclined; opposed (to) 2. Bot. turned away from the main stem SYN. RELUCTANT aversely adv. averseness n …

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  • 14 averse — nf., ondée, pluie subite et abondante de courte durée : KÂRA nf. (Albanais.001, Albertville.021, Annecy.003, Douvaine, Morzine.081, Thônes.004), KÂRA (de plozha / d plyôzha) <averse (de pluie)> (Genève.022, Saxel.002 / 001, BJA.), châ (021 …

    Dictionnaire Français-Savoyard

  • 15 averse — adverse, averse These two words both come from the Latin word vertere ‘to turn’, but averse (= turning away) means ‘opposed to’ and is typically used in negative contexts of people, whereas adverse (= turning towards, hostilely) is used of things …

    Modern English usage

  • 16 averse — a|verse [əˈvə:s US ə:rs] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of avertere; AVERT] 1.) not be averse to sth to quite enjoy something, especially something that is slightly wrong or bad for you ▪ I was not averse to fighting… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 averse — adj. (formal) averse to (I would not be averse to taking a drink) * * * [ə vɜːs] (formal) averse to (I would not be averse to taking a drink) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 averse — a|verse [ ə vɜrs ] adjective not averse to something liking or enjoying something: I m not averse to a glass of whiskey now and then. => RISK AVERSE …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 averse — adjective 1 not be averse to used to say that someone likes to do something sometimes, especially something that is slightly wrong or bad for them: I don t smoke cigarettes, but I m not averse to the occasional cigar. 2 be averse to formal to be… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 Averse — Une averse est une précipitation se caractérisant par un début et une fin brusques et par des variations rapides d intensité. Souvent forte et de courte durée, elle provient de nuages comme le cumulus bourgeonnant et donne de la pluie, mais… …

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