Sentence for averse | Use averse in a sentence

Use the word averse in a sentence. The sentences below are ordered by length from shorter and easier to longer and more complex. They use averse in a sentence, providing visitors a sentence for averse.

  • They will not; they are averse. (10)
  • He was by no means averse to the expedition to Richmond. (8)
  • It would be good roasting fire for her too, should she be averse. (10)
  • The sentimentalist is as averse as the Puritan and as the Bacchanalian. (10)
  • There is no other way of shunning a marriage she is incomprehensibly but frantically averse to. (10)
  • In my personal quality I am of course averse to all great fortunes; and in my civic capacity I am a patriot. (9)
  • Peri and Caccini were the only musicians and they were strongly averse to the contrapuntal music of the day. (3)
  • As a rule, he was averse to seeing much of musicians, in spite of his friendship with Liszt, Hiller, Berlioz and Schumann. (3)
  • One of the dangers of scholarship was a peculiar danger in the Cambridge keeping, but Lowell was almost as averse as Longfellow from contempt. (9)

Also see sentences for: disinclined, indisposed, loth, reluctant, unwilling.

Definition of averse:

  • averse, a-vrs’, adj. having a disinclination or hatred (with to_; from is, however, still used): disliking: turned away from anything: turned backward; (_her._) turned so as to show the back, as of a right hand. | n. avers’tion (_obs._). | adv. averse’ly. | n. averse’ness. (0)

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