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Definition of Aversion

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disgust, distaste, detestation
Aversion Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Aversion Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The object of dislike or repugnance.
Opposition or repugnance of mind; fixed dislike; antipathy; disinclination; reluctance.
A turning away.
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\a*ver"sion\ (&?;), n. [l. aversio: cf. f. aversion. see avert.]
1. a turning away. [obs.] adhesion to vice and aversion from goodness. atterbury.
2. opposition or repugnance of mind; fixed dislike; antipathy; disinclination; reluctance. mutual aversion of races. his rapacity had made him an object of general aversion.
note: it is now generally followed by to before the object. [see averse.] sometimes towards and for are found; from is obsolete. a freeholder is bred with an aversion to subjection. his aversion towards the house of york. it is not difficult for a man to see that a person has conceived an aversion for him. the khasias have an aversion to milk. d. hooker.
3. the object of dislike or repugnance. pain their aversion, pleasure their desire.

for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
A mental condition of fixed opposition to or dislike of some particular thing.
WordNet 2.0

1. a feeling of intense dislike
(synonym) antipathy, distaste
(hypernym) dislike
2. the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away; "averting her gaze meant that she was angry"
(synonym) averting
(hypernym) avoidance, turning away, shunning, dodging
(derivation) avert, turn away
Aversion Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Fear of phobias or fear
Aversion Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Aversion means opposition or repugnance. The following are different forms of aversion:
  • Ambiguity aversion
  • Brand aversion
  • Dissent aversion in the United States of America
  • Endowment effect, also known as divestiture aversion
  • Inequity aversion
  • Loss aversion
  • Risk aversion
  • Taste aversion
  • Travel aversion
  • Work aversion

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Aversion Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
great dislike of
aversion therapy = treatment where the patient is cured of a type of behaviour by making him develop a great dislike for it