from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being averse; opposition of mind; dislike; unwillingness; backwardness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being averse; opposition of mind; unwillingness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality of being averse; opposition of mind; unwillingness.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

averse +‎ -ness


  • Analysts say that this combination of factors, along with a general risk averseness among global investors, will continue to weigh down on the Indian rupee in the short-term.

    Rupee Falls Below 50 vs. U.S. Dollar

  • Observing her now to be softened, though not absolutely consoled, he rang the bell, and begged the servant, who answered it, to request his brother would order the coach immediately, as he was obliged to return home; 'And you, my love,' said he, 'shall accompany me; it will be the least exertion you can make in first breaking through your averseness to quit the house.'


  • It is the extreme risk-averseness of the government which picked the Propaganda heads.

    Lee Kuan Yew tells China how to play the Western media rules

  • Early the next morning Dr. Marchmont came to Etherington, and brought with him Lionel, by the express direction of his father, who never objected to admit the faulty to his presence; his hopes of doing good were more potent from kindness than from severity, from example than from precept: yet he attempted not to conquer the averseness of Mrs. Tyrold to an interview; he knew it proceeded not from an inexorable nature, but from


  • She has been ordered, she says, to get ready to attend me thither: and, upon my expressing my averseness to go, had the confidence to say, That having heard me often praise the romanticness of the place, she was astonished (her hands and eyes lifted up) that I should set myself against going to

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • These ladies know a good part of your story; and, let me tell you, what they know is more to your credit than mine; so that if I have no averseness to reviving the occasion, you may very well bear it.


  • There were tones in it which bred the immediate conviction that indolence and averseness to systematic application were all that lay between ‘Mop’ and the career of a second

    The Fiddler of the Reels

  • For the fondness or averseness of the child to some servants, will at any time let one know, whether their love to the baby is uniform and the same, when one is absent, as present.


  • I am sorry, said she, for your averseness to this match: [match she was pleased to call it!] but there is no help.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • I thought it became my averseness to this meeting, to name a distant day: but I did not expect they would have complied with it.

    Clarissa Harlowe


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