how to pronounce averse


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the above transcription of averse is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

averse is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of averse in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… trained to be risk-averse like that is …”

meanings of averse


  1. Turned so as to show the back, as of a right hand.
  2. Lying on the opposite side (to or from).
  3. Turned away or backward.
  4. Having a repugnance or opposition of mind.


  1. To turn away.

averse frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word averse occurs in english on average 1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics averse can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that averse can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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