a strong feeling of dislike, opposition, repugnance, or antipathy (usually followed by to):
a strong aversion to snakes and spiders.
a cause or object of dislike; person or thing that causes antipathy:
His pet aversion is guests who are always late.
Obsolete. the act of averting; a turning away or preventing.
usually foll by to or for. extreme dislike or disinclination; repugnance
a person or thing that arouses this: he is my pet aversion
“a turning away from,” 1590s; figurative sense of “mental attitude of repugnance” is from 1650s, from Middle French aversion and directly from Latin aversionem (nominative aversio), noun of action from past participle stem of aversus “turned away, backwards, behind, hostile,” itself past participle of avertere (see avert). Earlier in the literal sense of “a turning away from” (1590s). Aversion therapy in psychology is from 1950.
aversion a·ver·sion (ə-vûr’zhən, -shən)
A fixed, intense dislike; repugnance, as of crowds.
A feeling of extreme repugnance accompanied by avoidance or rejection.
of or relating to aversion. of or relating to aversive conditioning. a reprimand, punishment, or agent, used in aversive conditioning: Antabuse is a commonly used aversive in the treatment of alcoholism. Contemporary Examples That attitude has no doubt influenced whether these experiences are pleasurable or aversive. Can Women Orgasm During Childbirth? Lizzie Crocker June 8, […]
of or relating to aversion. of or relating to aversive conditioning. a reprimand, punishment, or agent, used in aversive conditioning: Antabuse is a commonly used aversive in the treatment of alcoholism. adjective tending to dissuade or repel
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to turn away or aside: to avert one’s eyes. to ward off; prevent: to avert evil; to avert an accident. Contemporary Examples For the moment, if it ever was a serious possibility, an Israeli strike has been averted. What Obama Said About Iran Ali Gharib March 21, 2013 The hold-your-nose solution may have been ugly, […]