Definitions

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  • adj. Expressing the notion that something is avoided or feared (as in some Australian Aboriginal languages).

Etymologies

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From Latin evitare ("to avoid"), from e ("out") + vitare ("to shun").

Examples

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  • There's always a "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" joke lurking...

    Edit: Earworm alert!

    February 2, 2009

  • There's got to be a 'Don't Cry for Me, Argentina' joke in here somewhere...

    February 2, 2009

  • The quality of shunning; avoidance.

    June 19, 2008