averse vs adverse

averse adverse


  • 1) Having a repugnance or opposition of mind.
  • 2) obsolete Lying on the opposite side (to or from).
  • 3) Turned away or backward.
  • 4) Having a feeling of opposition, distaste, or aversion; strongly disinclined.
  • 5) Having a repugnance or opposition of mind; disliking; disinclined; unwilling; reluctant.
  • 6) obsolete Turned away or backward.
  • 7) transitive To turn away.
  • 8) obsolete To turn away.
  • 9) Turned away from anything; turned backward; averted.
  • 10) Disliking; unwilling; having reluctance.
  • 11) Hence Specifically: In botany, turned away from the central axis: opposed to adverse (which see). In ornithology, set back or turned away from: applied to pygopodous or rumpfooted birds, whose legs are set so far back that the erect posture is necessitated, as in the case of the loon, grebe, or auk.
  • 12) [This word and its derivatives are now regularly followed by to, and not by from, although the latter is used by some modern writers. The word itself includes the idea of from; but the literal meaning is ignored, the affection of the mind signified by the word being regarded as exerted toward the object of dislike. Similarly, the kindred terms contrary, repugnant, etc., are also followed by to.] Synonyms Averse, Reluctant, disinclined, backward, slow, loath, opposed. Averse implies habitual dislike or unwillingness, though not of a very strong character, and is nearly synonymous with disinclined: as, averse to study, to active pursuits. Reluctant, literally, struggling back from, implies some degree of struggle either with others who are inciting us on, or between our own inclination and some strong motive, as sense of duty, whether it operates as an impelling or as a restraining influence. See antipathy.
  • 13) To turn away; avert. B. Jonson.
  • 14) Unfavorable; indisposed; adverse.


  • 1) Opposed; contrary; opposing one's interests or desire.
  • 2) Unfavorable; antagonistic in purpose or effect; hostile; actively opposing one's interests or wishes; contrary to one's welfare; acting against; working in an opposing direction.
  • 3) not comparable Opposite; confronting.
  • 4) Acting or serving to oppose; antagonistic.
  • 5) Contrary to one's interests or welfare; harmful or unfavorable.
  • 6) Moving in an opposite or opposing direction.
  • 7) In hostile opposition to; unfavorable; unpropitious; contrary to one's wishes; unfortunate; calamitous; afflictive; hurtful.
  • 8) (Law) a possession of real property avowedly contrary to some claim of title in another person.
  • 9) Acting against, or in a contrary direction; opposed; contrary; opposite; conflicting
  • 10) Opposite.
  • 11) in an opposing direction
  • 12) Opposing desire; contrary to the wishes or to supposed good; hence, unfortunate; calamitous; unprosperous: as, adverse fate or circumstances.
  • 13) Tooppose.
  • 14) Averse, Inimical, etc. See hostile.
  • 15) In botany, turned toward the axis: the opposite of averse, but rarely used. See anatropous.
  • 16) Being or acting in a contrary direction; opposed or opposing in position or course; opposite; confronting: most commonly used of hurtful or hostile opposedness, but sometimes of mere opposition in space.
  • 17) Unfortunate, unlucky, calamitous, untoward, disastrous.
  • 18) To oppose.
  • 19) Antagonistic in purpose or effect; opposite; hostile; inimical: as, an adverse party; adverse criticism.
  • 20) obsolete To oppose; to resist.


  • 1) Innovation is tough in a culture averse to risk, failure and spend.
  • 2) As a result senior management, particularly in the public sector, are very risk averse and tend to play safe.
  • 3) Economists are therefore familiar with the fact that we are loss averse.
  • 4) This is a growth stock and not one for the risk averse.
  • 5) But right now he seems to have become averse to the whole thing.
  • 6) Management and production were poor and the staff averse to change.
  • 7) He was by no means averse to public spending.
  • 8) And one way in which they are not rational is that they are loss averse.
  • 9) They are unusually cautious and averse to risk taking.
  • 10) The report said they had become slightly more risk averse.
  • 11) Read more about the dangers of being risk averse in our story opposite.
  • 12) It is fairly likely that your boyfriend is enjoying the current status quo and is averse to change.
  • 13) Bankers were also largely risk averse.
  • 14) No, the reason they reject the deal is because they are loss averse.
  • 15) Just as most people anchor, so most are loss averse.
  • 16) In gambles, people are loss averse.
  • 17) As well as being suspicious, people are loss averse.
  • 18) As teams progress, they become loss averse and more protective.
  • 19) The tax advantages are appealing but we're somewhat risk averse.
  • 20) Organisations don't want to get into trouble so they have become risk averse.
  • 21) ERC is not averse to change and recognises that it is healthy and necessary to embrace it.
  • 22) She is averse to change.
  • 23) Human beings are loss averse.
  • 24) And we are loss averse.
  • 25) Being seriously risk averse is as harmful as having too much risk tolerance.
  • 26) We are taught to think of them as stolid, almost physically rooted to the soil and averse from the artificial.
  • 27) The experience gained is of no use in any other employment, and the unusual freedom makes the messenger who has outgrown his calling averse to the discipline of more regular occupations.
  • 28) These earnest terms are often used, and the address to God, as indifferent or averse, is found in Ps 3: 7; 22: 24; 27: 9, &c.
  • 29) As movies have become more expensive to make and market, big studios have become more risk averse, which is why more and more films are remakes, sequels, or are based on popular previous works.
  • 30) Our financing system is increasingly risk averse, which is stifling entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • 31) More than that, if the policy issues raised by the Shell-BOC row are not resolved and firmed up government positions will continue to be characterized as averse to efficient good governance and the permanent good of our republic.
  • 32) ‘Strong and aggressive, he is not averse to a bit of shirt pulling and uses his arms effectively to hold off defenders.’
  • 33) ‘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.’
  • 34) ‘Some will be risk averse, others close to retirement and unwilling to jeopardise their futures.’
  • 35) ‘He was averse to the consumerist craze of the middle class, which has led to the bankruptcy of capitalist mores.’
  • 36) ‘I also stand to see the value of my property increase, which I'm not averse to.’
  • 37) ‘I am a recent alumna of the University of Waterloo and do not consider myself in any way averse to liberal writing.’
  • 38) ‘Fortunately for us, our kidnappers are not averse to a bit of bargaining.’
  • 39) ‘I've noticed I'm becoming more and more averse to what I call overt luxury.’
  • 40) ‘They are not suitable for risk averse investors on any grounds.’
  • 41) ‘He was a man known to be extremely controlling and averse to intrusions.’
  • 42) ‘As a seriously risk averse individual you should start with mutual funds.’
  • 43) ‘Come winter though, wombats are not averse to a little basking in the sun.’
  • 44) ‘Definitely not a stock for the risk averse, Amvescap is one of the most attractive in the British market.’
  • 45) ‘But as investors in such firms have learnt this year, the sector is not as risk averse as had been widely perceived.’
  • 46) ‘She does seem like the type who could think up such a thing and I'm sure a publisher wouldn't be averse to the idea.’
  • 47) ‘Even so, I wouldn't be averse to a little greying at the sides, giving me a certain distinguished appearance.’
  • 48) ‘The steam-baked ada can satisfy those who are averse to sugar and oily items.’
  • 49) ‘Gradually, then, no one who is averse to the teacher union message is going to choose to become a teacher.’
  • 50) ‘Even now he is flooded with offers, still he has resolved to keep off since he is averse to writing songs for set tunes.’
  • 51) ‘Besides, this thinking goes, families tend to be overprotective, risk averse and are to be mistrusted.’


  • 1) We also met a retired mum of two in her sixties who says she also suffers an adverse reaction to the pesticides.
  • 2) STAYING connected outside world is also important - especially if you venture out in adverse weather conditions.
  • 3) DEFEAT for the football team you support spills over into the next day and has an adverse effect on work, a study found.
  • 4) The study concluded:'Patients should be advised about the adverse effect of sugar and mainly artificial sweeteners on the success of assisted reproduction.
  • 5) Majestic, along with all cruise lines, makes it clear in its small print that adverse weather may force a change in the itinerary.
  • 6) The culprit will then accept adverse criticism without sulking.
  • 7) We trust you to be honest and note any adverse reaction on your chart!
  • 8) The offending advertiser is likely also to receive adverse publicity.
  • 9) The church could suffer an adverse impact on its zoning classification.
  • 10) This had something of an adverse effect.
  • 11) Tea prices are also rising because of increasing global demand and adverse weather which have affected supplies.
  • 12) The figures can be affected by adverse weather conditions.
  • 13) We had to master working in really adverse weather conditions.
  • 14) He is thinking again of his reaction to adverse criticism.
  • 15) Until now adverse reactions were blamed on the drug.
  • 16) It will also have an adverse impact on consumer confidence.
  • 17) This could have adverse effects on our economy.
  • 18) It appears to have no adverse affect on me.
  • 19) This bridge is closed due to adverse weather conditions.
  • 20) This adverse reaction can be safely managed by periodic blood tests.
  • 21) Military activity coupled with prolonged drought will undoubtedly have had an adverse effect on its survival.
  • 22) Avoid anything adverse that may affect the reputation of integrity of the team.
  • 23) The adverse publicity should serve as a timely reminder to the players and they will pay up soon.
  • 24) This effect could help explain why a lack of sleep is linked with a range of adverse health conditions.
  • 25) The adverse weather has not helped.
  • 26) An organisation will still be able to reject an application if granting the request will have an adverse impact on the business.
  • 27) Possibly Frost was worried by the bad publicity an adverse legal action might have brought him.
  • 28) If many banks applied for funds, it was less likely that there would be adverse publicity.
  • 29) Major Nidal Hasan lectured senior Army physicians about what he called adverse effects if Muslim soldiers are sent to fight other Muslims.
  • 30) Both Fannie and Freddie also tack on what they call adverse-market fees of one-quarter of 1% to all loans just to get you seated at the table.
  • 31) Both Fannie and Freddie also tack on what they call adverse-market fees of one-quarter of 1 percent to all loans - the equivalent of cover charges at a night club - just to get you seated at the table.
  • 32) A tenant, though threatened with suits at law on a title adverse to liis landlord's, cannot make them interplead.
  • 33) "Although these drugs do not have many acute side effects, there may be more long-term adverse effects."
  • 34) The author at Asymmetrical Information in a related article titled How adverse is adverse selection? writes:
  • 35) Orlistat use frequently results in adverse events including flatus, oily stools, fecal urgency or fecal incontinence, and abdominal pain, particularly among patients who do not follow the recommended low-fat diet.
  • 36) Both of these guns have a 3 in. chamber and are touted as being highly reliable in adverse conditions.
  • 37) ‘Despite the adverse blustery weather conditions, it was clear that Oxford had the edge.’
  • 38) ‘The development will not have any adverse effect upon bats or other wildlife living in the area.’
  • 39) ‘She said the development would have major adverse impacts on the beauty of the landscape.’
  • 40) ‘The child required urgent medical attention but did not develop long term adverse effects.’
  • 41) ‘Sources say that clients are leaving in droves because of the continuing adverse publicity.’
  • 42) ‘Roadworks on three of the routes in and out of Skipton are having an adverse effect on local businesses.’
  • 43) ‘So when lawn edges become overgrown and tatty, it can have an adverse effect on the look of the whole garden.’
  • 44) ‘Fortunately, most schools forced to close due to the adverse weather were due to reopen today.’
  • 45) ‘The adverse publicity has caused tourists to stay away in droves from the countryside and towns.’
  • 46) ‘The adverse publicity generated by the hijacking was the last thing the airline needed.’
  • 47) ‘He believed it would have adverse effect on business and trade in the community.’
  • 48) ‘I hope his commitment and long hours do not have adverse effects on him or his family.’
  • 49) ‘Perhaps they never learned how to drive in adverse conditions in the first place.’
  • 50) ‘A hike in interest rates could have an adverse effect on house prices and in terms of consumer wealth.’
  • 51) ‘The most common adverse effects reported related to skin irritation and skin burning.’
  • 52) ‘Bacteria present in organic matter can have adverse effects on human and animal health.’
  • 53) ‘It was bound to attract adverse publicity and bring the profession into disrepute.’
  • 54) ‘Of course, there is also the adverse publicity that could dog them for years to come.’
  • 55) ‘The trials had been cancelled after the drug was found to cause an adverse reaction.’
  • 56) ‘Not only did they put up a good show in adverse circumstances, they entertained the crowd greatly.’

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