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avoidant (əˈvɔɪdənt Pronunciation for avoidant

Definitions

adjective

  1. (of behaviour) demonstrating a tendency to avoid intimacy or interaction with others

Example Sentences Including 'avoidant'

Finally, there are those who have an avoidant personality disorder.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
People who are avoidant are supposedly unable to reach such deep intimacy because they don't fully trust their partners.
Claudia Hammond EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005)
The boundaries between shyness, social phobias and avoidant personality disorder blend into each other.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)

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