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English definition of “averse”

averse

adjective
 
 
/əˈvɜːs/
not be averse to sth UK humorous to be happy or willing to do or have something: She's not averse to the occasional glass of champagne.Taking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' will
be averse to sth formal to strongly dislike somethingNot liking
(Definition of averse from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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