Definition of avoidant in English:

avoidant

adjective

Psychology
  • Relating to or denoting a type of personality or behavior characterized by the avoidance of intimacy or social interaction.

    ‘he was also anxious, avoidant, and unable to manage conflict’
    • ‘People who are securely attached tend to display low anxiety, they're not avoidant and they get involved in relationships.’
    • ‘Their attachment to primary carers was classified as insecure/anxious or avoidant.’
    • ‘It is also often comorbid with other mental illnesses such as bipolar, major depression, anxiety, avoidant personality disorder, OCD, OCPD, to name a few.’
    • ‘They're highly anxious, they're not avoidant, they're willing to discuss their problems.’

Pronunciation:

avoidant

/əˈvoidənt/