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 []