a play by the declarer designed to prevent a particular opponent from taking the lead.
- Avoidance behavior
noun a pervasive pattern of avoiding or withdrawing from social interaction; a defense mechanism by which a person removes himself/herself from unpleasant situations Examples He comes home late, after dinner, in classic avoidance behavior. Word Origin by 1928
adjective (of behaviour) demonstrating a tendency to avoid intimacy or interaction with others Contemporary Examples And so begins what psychologists call the avoidant coping behavior. Dad-olescence: The New Midlife Crisis Sean Macaulay October 26, 2009 Children with avoidant personalities or extreme anxiety will more easily fall into an unhealthy coping style. When a Parent Commits […]
to keep away from; keep clear of; shun: to avoid a person; to avoid taxes; to avoid danger. to prevent from happening: to avoid falling. Law. to make void or of no effect; invalidate. Obsolete. to empty; eject or expel. Contemporary Examples On Friday, Young avoided being sent to jail on contempt of court charges. […]
- Avoidant personality
avoidant personality avoidant personality a·void·ant personality (ə-void’nt) n. A personality disorder characterized by hypersensitivity to potential or actual rejection and criticism, a strong need for uncritical acceptance, social withdrawal in spite of a desire for affection and acceptance, and low self-esteem.