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Meaning of AVERSION

Pronunciation:  u'vurzhun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away; "averting her gaze meant that she was angry"
  2. [n]  a feeling of intense dislike

AVERSION is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: antipathy, averting, distaste
 See Also: avoidance, dislike, dodging, shunning, turning away



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*ver"sion\, n. [L. aversio: cf. F. aversion. See
1. A turning away. [Obs.]

         Adhesion to vice and aversion from goodness. --Bp.

2. Opposition or repugnance of mind; fixed dislike;
   antipathy; disinclination; reluctance.

         Mutual aversion of races.             --Prescott.

         His rapacity had made him an object of general
         aversion.                             --Macaulay.

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      from is obsolete.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.                        --Addison.

            His aversion towards the house of York. --Bacon.

            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. --J.
                                               D. Hooker.

3. The object of dislike or repugnance.

         Pain their aversion, pleasure their desire. --Pope.

Syn: Antipathy; dislike; repugnance; disgust. See {Dislike}.

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