aversion


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a·ver·sion

 (ə-vûr′zhən)
n.
1.
a. A fixed, intense dislike; repugnance: formed an aversion to crowds.
b. The cause or object of such a feeling: "I jumped up, and ran out of the room ... because a newspaper writer is my aversion" (Fanny Kemble).
2. The avoidance of a thing, situation, or behavior because it has been associated with an unpleasant or painful stimulus.
3. The act or fact of averting: the aversion of a disaster.

aversion

(əˈvɜːʃən)
n
1. (usually foll by: to or for) extreme dislike or disinclination; repugnance
2. a person or thing that arouses this: he is my pet aversion.

a•ver•sion

(əˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən)

n.
1. a strong feeling of dislike, repugnance, or antipathy toward something and a desire to avoid it: an aversion to snakes.
2. a cause or object of such a feeling.
3. Obs. the act of turning away or preventing.
[1590–1600; < Latin āversiō]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aversion - a feeling of intense dislikeaversion - a feeling of intense dislike  
dislike - a feeling of aversion or antipathy; "my dislike of him was instinctive"
2.aversion - the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) awayaversion - the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away; "averting her gaze meant that she was angry"
avoidance, shunning, turning away, dodging - deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening

aversion

hatred, hate, horror, disgust, hostility, opposition, dislike, reluctance, loathing, distaste, animosity, revulsion, antipathy, repulsion, abhorrence, disinclination, repugnance, odium, detestation, indisposition Many people have an aversion to insects.

aversion

noun
Translations
كَراهِيَّه، بُغْض شَديد
odporaverze
aversionmodvilje
óbeit
aversionmotvilja
nefrettiksinti

aversion

[əˈvɜːʃən]
A. N
1. (= dislike) → aversión f (to, for hacia) I have an aversion to garlic/cookingel ajo/la cocina me repugna, tengo aversión por el ajo/la cocina
I have an aversion to himme repugna, le tengo aversión
I took an aversion to itempezó a repugnarme
2. (= hated thing) → cosa f aborrecida
it is one of my aversionses una de las cosas que me repugnan
B. CPD aversion therapy Nterapia f por aversión, terapia f aversiva

aversion

[əˈvɜːrʃən] naversion f, répugnance f
aversion to doing sth → répugnance à faire qch
to have an aversion to sb/sth → avoir de l'aversion pour qn/qch

aversion

n
(= strong dislike)Abneigung f, → Aversion f (geh, Psych) → (to gegen); he has an aversion to getting weter hat eine Abscheu davor, nass zu werden
(= object of aversion)Gräuel m; smoking is his pet aversionRauchen ist ihm ein besonderer Gräuel

aversion

[əˈvɜːʃn] n (dislike) aversion (for or to)avversione f (per)
spiders are his aversion → ha la fobia dei ragni
my pet aversion → ciò che detesto di più
to have an aversion to sb/sth → avere or nutrire un'avversione nei confronti di qn/qc

averse

(əˈvəːs) adjective
(with to) having a dislike for. averse to hard work.
aˈversion (-ʃən) , ((American) — ʒən) noun
a feeling of dislike.

aversion

n. aversión, aborrecimiento, antipatía, odio;
___ therapyterapia de aversión.

aversion

n aversión f
References in classic literature ?
Let our relatives, on either side, form their own opinion on what I have written, and decide for themselves whether the aversion I now feel towards this man is well or ill founded.
This man, who might have brought us to the king in three days, led us out of the way through horrid deserts destitute of water, or where what we found was so foul, nauseous, and offensive, that it excited a loathing and aversion which nothing but extreme necessity could have overcome.
This was my scheme, and my reasons were good; I was really alienated from him in the consequences of these things; indeed, I mortally hated him as a husband, and it was impossible to remove that riveted aversion I had to him.
Whereupon she went to work, having the feminine aversion of going to hell.
Now, sir, if we apply this to your modest aversion to panegyric, how reasonable will your fears of me appear!
After the song of the wanderer and shadow, the cave became all at once full of noise and laughter: and since the assembled guests all spake simultaneously, and even the ass, encouraged thereby, no longer remained silent, a little aversion and scorn for his visitors came over Zarathustra, although he rejoiced at their gladness.
When she saw once more those composed gestures, heard that shrill, childish, and sarcastic voice, her aversion for him extinguished her pity for him, and she felt only afraid, but at all costs she wanted to make clear her position.
To each his sufferings, all are men," he replied in the sweet sad tones that seemed natural to him: "each has his pet aversion.
Catherine attempted no longer to hide from herself the nature of the feelings which, in spite of all his attentions, he had previously excited; and what had been terror and dislike before, was now absolute aversion.
I remembered Dampier as a handsome, strong young fellow of scholarly tastes, with an aversion to work and a marked indifference to many of the things that the world cares for, including wealth, of which, however, he had inherited enough to put him beyond the reach of want.
Some among them thought it was on account of her false hair, or the dread of getting the violets wet, while others attributed it to the natural aversion for water sometimes believed to accompany the artistic temperament.
Sid noticed that Tom never was coroner at one of these inquiries, though it had been his habit to take the lead in all new enterprises; he noticed, too, that Tom never acted as a witness -- and that was strange; and Sid did not overlook the fact that Tom even showed a marked aversion to these inquests, and always avoided them when he could.