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 sometimes towards and for are found; from is obsolete.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.
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A mental condition of fixed opposition to or dislike of some particular thing.