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averse

adjective [after verb] uk   /əˈvɜːs/  us   /-ˈvɝːs/
strongly disliking or opposed to: Few people are averse to the idea of a free holiday. I'm not averse to (= I like) the occasional glass of champagne myself.
Translations of “averse”
in Vietnamese không thích…
in Spanish que aborrece, que tiene antipatía a…
in Thai ซึ่งไม่ชอบ…
in Malaysian enggan…
in French opposé à…
in German abgeneigt…
in Chinese (Traditional) 反對的, 嫌惡的, 不願意的…
in Indonesian membenci, menolak, menentang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 反对的, 嫌恶的, 不愿意的…
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