Aversely



having a strong feeling of opposition, antipathy, repugnance, etc.; opposed:
He is not averse to having a drink now and then.
adjective
(postpositive) usually foll by to. opposed, disinclined, or loath
(of leaves, flowers, etc) turned away from the main stem Compare adverse (sense 4)
adj.

mid-15c., “turned away in mind or feeling,” from Old French avers and directly from Latin aversus “turned away, turned back,” past participle of avertere (see avert). Originally and usually in English in the mental sense, while avert is used in a physical sense.

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