having a strong feeling of opposition, antipathy, repugnance, etc.; opposed: He is not averse to having a drink now and then.

1590–1600; (< Middle French) < Latin āversus turned away, averted (past participle of āvertere), equivalent to ā- a-4 + vert- turn + -tus past participle suffix

aversely, adverb
averseness, noun

adverse, averse (see usage note at adverse).

unwilling, loath. See reluctant.

inclined, eager.

See adverse.
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averse (əˈvɜːs)
adj (usually foll by to)
1.  opposed, disinclined, or loath
2.  Compare adverse (of leaves, flowers, etc) turned away from the main stem
[C16: from Latin āversus, from āvertere to turn from, from vertere to turn]

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Word Origin & History

1590s, "turned away in mind or feeling," from L. aversus, pp. of avertere (see avert). Originally and usually in Eng. in the mental sense, while avert is used in a physical sense.
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Example sentences
People are commonly observed to be “risk averse” in everyday
  life—that is, they reject better-than-fair gambles.
It's not too hard, as long as you aren't averse to knocking a hole in the wall.
For the fish averse, there is buttermilk fried chicken.
It seems to make selective colleges much too risk averse in balancing equity
  and efficiency goals.
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