avoidant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

avoid +‎ -ant

Adjective[edit]

avoidant (comparative more avoidant, superlative most avoidant)

  1. Exhibiting avoidance

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

avoidant (plural avoidants)

  1. A person who exhibits avoidance.
    • 2011, Samuel Barondes, Making Sense of People (page 46)
      But unlike schizoids, with whom they are sometimes confused, avoidants are actually eager to socialize. The reason they hang back is their worry that they are personally unappealing []