- adj. Exhibiting avoidance
- avoid + -ant (Wiktionary)
“This type is known as avoidant attachment in children.”
“He scored the president as too small for the moment, as "petty" in his arguments and avoidant of the decisions entailed in leadership.”
“As Yeh has pointed out, while Asian Americans are often characterized as “avoidant,” they are often, in fact, coping in culturally appropriate and healthy ways.”
“You might have thought I was being avoidant, but truth is, I was bored.”
“While I will reserve judgment on this claim, Malhotra suggests that the Abrahamic traditions may be especially prone to conflict based on conflicting interpretations of their prophetic histories, in contrast, he suggests, to Dharmic traditions, which are less reliant on if not avoidant of the fixed history of a given person.”
“All of those are important because the majority of people we see in the media and in our communities appear to prefer being absent, avoidant and then if you happen to say the least non-positive thing to them, they become defensive and reactive.”
“Adolescents' responses vary greatly and can more quickly accelerate into serious avoidant behaviors, like substance abuse.”
“When I went through my severe depression, I didn't become an Internet addict, but I was severely avoidant, so I can see how it works.”
“The same is true for those who experience what Ainsworth termed “avoidant attachments.””
“The rest were experiencing "food avoidant emotional disorder" -- a condition unique to children which involves extreme weight loss driven by high anxiety levels, rather than wanting to be thin.”
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