- usually followed by to or for: extreme dislike or disinclination; repugnance
- a person or thing that arouses this: he is my pet aversion
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a•ver•sion /əˈvɜrʒən, -ʃən/USA pronunciation n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- a strong feeling of dislike, disgust, or hatred toward something and a desire to avoid it: She has an aversion to snakes.
- a cause or object of such a feeling:Snakes are an aversion of hers.
a•ver•sion (ə vûr′zhən, -shən),USA pronunciation n.
- a strong feeling of dislike, opposition, repugnance, or antipathy (usually fol. 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.
- [Obs.]the act of averting;
a turning away or preventing.
- Latin āversiōn- (stem of āversiō), equivalent. to āvers(us) turned away (see averse) + -iōn- -ion
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged distaste, abhorrence, disgust. Aversion, antipathy, loathing connote strong dislike or detestation. Aversion is an unreasoning desire to avoid that which displeases, annoys, or offends:an aversion to(or toward) cats. Antipathy is a distaste, dislike, or disgust toward something:an antipathy toward(or for) braggarts. Loathing connotes a combination of hatred and disgust, or detestation:a loathing for(or toward) hypocrisy, a criminal.
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged predilection.
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aversion /əˈvɜːʃən/ n
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