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averse
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
strongly opposed or disliking
  • But there is still indeed a more weighty reason, why the kings of this country have been always averse from executing so terrible an action, unless upon the utmost necessity.
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (29% in)
  • ...whence I came: that the first of these expedients was utterly rejected by all the Houyhnhnms who had ever seen me at his house or their own; for they alleged, that because I had some rudiments of reason, added to the natural pravity of those animals, it was to be feared I might be able to seduce them into the woody and mountainous parts of the country, and bring them in troops by night to destroy the Houyhnhnms' cattle, as being naturally of the ravenous kind, and averse from labour."
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (77% in)

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