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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaversea‧verse /əˈvɜːs $ -ɜːrs/ adjective  1 not be averse to something2 formalDON'T LIKE unwilling to do something or not liking somethingbe averse to (doing) something Jim is averse to using chemicals in the garden. Some banks are risk averse (=do not like taking a risk).
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averseMrs Murray has chosen Sir Thomas for her daughter Rosalie, who is not averse to becoming the mistress of his estate.Select chores that the child is not overly averse to doing.He gambles on football, thinks Las Vegas is heavenly and isn't averse to extensive investment in the stock market.This proud, but humiliated, most complicated of politicians was not averse to flattery.Children with these conditions will be averse to glare and have severely reduced vision in bright sunlight.And there was Matthew Prescott, too: she was by no means averse to him.Self-defeating organizations are, by definition, averse to the truth.risk averseAlso retailers may be risk averse.It is difficult for firms to identify those who are good managers, and those who are not overly risk averse.
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