Averse in a sentence as an adjective

People are change averse, even when it's just skin deep.

The ones that are left are extremely risk averse.

And if you are, they'll just replace you with someone who is less "risk averse.

This feels like the sort of risk-averse, old-fashioned line that I'd expect an Intel or IBM to take.

But too often they tend to be averse to innovation and derail progress.

If you're risk averse, leave the opportunity to others to jump in and place their bets if Helpouts is a winning platform for them.

So we're definitely not averse to having employees with families.

Back when I was a teenager coming out of high school, I was pretty averse to diving into subject matter that I didn't feel comfortable with.

When market making is less profitable market makers have to be more risk averse to avoid getting adversely selected and losing money.

This sort of system is designed to produce the sort of risk-averse rule-followers required by old-style industry: people destined for jobs where creativity isn't required but following orders 90% of the time is failure.

Risk averse because breaking the system carried harsher personal consequences than developing it excruciatingly slowly?

My hate for it came from having to use some shitty app server like WebSphere because the coding-averse CTO considered it a "standard".Looking at more recent work such as the lovely Play framework and the influence of new JVM languages such as Clojure and Scala, it looks like things are improving in Java-land.

Worth noting: developer tools companies don't sell primarily to startups, who represent a tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny fraction of the software developer market, frequently are averse to spending meaningful amounts of money, and have business turnover which is higher than the churn rates for many of these tools.

Some Europeans say it is superficial, but I really liked when eating at some place that a stranger would pass by and have a chat.- Apart from the West coast and North-East, Americans are pretty conservative.- Americans have a positive attitude towards life.- Americans are prepared to take risks, where Europeans are for more risk-averse.

Averse definitions


(usually followed by `to') strongly opposed; "antipathetic to new ideas"; "averse to taking risks"; "loath to go on such short notice"; "clearly indisposed to grant their request"

See also: antipathetic antipathetical