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aversion

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Noun
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a=ver=sion

CIDE DICTIONARY

aversionn. [L. aversio: cf. F. aversion. See Avert.].
  •  A turning away.  [1913 Webster]
    "Adhesion to vice and aversion from goodness."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Opposition or repugnance of mind; fixed dislike; antipathy; disinclination; reluctance.  [1913 Webster]
    " It is now generally followed by to before the object. [See Averse.] Sometimes towards and for are found; from is obsolete."  [1913 Webster]
    "Mutual aversion of races."  [1913 Webster]
    "His rapacity had made him an object of general aversion."  [1913 Webster]
    "A freeholder is bred with an aversion to subjection."  [1913 Webster]
    "His aversion towards the house of York."  [1913 Webster]
    "It is not difficult for a man to see that a person has conceived an aversion for him."  [1913 Webster]
    "The Khasias . . . have an aversion to milk."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The object of dislike or repugnance.  [1913 Webster]
    "Pain their aversion, pleasure their desire."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Antipathy; dislike; repugnance; disgust. See Dislike.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

aversion, n.
1 (usu. foll. by to, from, for) a dislike or unwillingness (has an aversion to hard work).
2 an object of dislike (my pet aversion).

Idiom
aversion therapy therapy designed to make a subject averse to an existing habit.
Etymology
F aversion or L aversio (as AVERT, -ION)

THESAURUS

aversion

Anglophobia, Russophobia, abhorrence, abomination, allergy, anathema, animosity, antagonism, anti-Semitism, antipathy, averseness, backwardness, bad books, bigotry, cold sweat, creeping flesh, cursoriness, despitefulness, detestation, disagreement, disfavor, disgust, disinclination, dislike, disliking, disobedience, displeasure, disrelish, dissatisfaction, dissent, distaste, dread, enmity, execration, fear, foot-dragging, fractiousness, grudging consent, grudgingness, hate, hatred, horror, hostility, indisposedness, indisposition, indocility, intractableness, lack of enthusiasm, lack of zeal, loathing, malevolence, malice, malignity, misandry, misanthropy, misogyny, mortal horror, mutinousness, nausea, nolition, obstinacy, odium, opposition, peeve, perfunctoriness, pet peeve, phobia, race hatred, racism, recalcitrance, recalcitrancy, refractoriness, refusal, reluctance, renitence, renitency, repellency, repugnance, repulsion, resistance, revulsion, shuddering, slowness, spite, spitefulness, stubbornness, sulk, sulkiness, sulks, sullenness, unenthusiasm, unwillingness, vials of hate, vials of wrath, xenophobia

ROGET THESAURUS

aversion

Dislike

N dislike, distaste, disrelish, disinclination, displacency, reluctance, backwardness, repugnance, disgust, queasiness, turn, nausea, loathing, averseness, aversation, aversion, abomination, antipathy, abhorrence, horror, mortal antipathy, rooted antipathy, mortal horror, rooted horror, hatred, detestation, hate, animosity, hydrophobia, canine madness, byssa, xenophobia, sickener, gall and wormwood, shuddering, cold sweat, disliking, averse from, loathe, loathe to, loth, adverse, shy of, sick of, out of conceit with, disinclined, heartsick, dogsick, queasy, disliked, uncared for, unpopular, out of favor, repulsive, repugnant, repellant, abhorrent, insufferable, fulsome, nauseous, loathsome, loathful, offensive, disgusting, disagreeable c, (painful), usque ad nauseam, Int, faugh!, foh!, ugh!, non libet.

Hate

N hate, hatred, vials of hate, disaffection, disfavor, alienation, estrangement, coolness, enmity, animosity, umbrage, pique, grudge, dudgeon, spleen bitterness, bitterness of feeling, ill blood, bad blood, acrimony, malice, implacability, repugnance, misanthropy, demonophobia, gynephobia, negrophobia, odium, unpopularity, detestation, antipathy, object of hatred, object of execration, abomination, aversion, b=ete noire, enemy, bitter pill, source of annoyance, hating, abhorrent, averse from, set against, bitter, implacable, unloved, unbeloved, unlamented, undeplored, unmourned, uncared for, unendeared, un-valued, disliked, crossed in love, forsaken, rejected, lovelorn, jilted, obnoxious, hateful, odious, abominable, repulsive, offensive, shocking, disgusting, reprehensible, invidious, spiteful, malicious, insulting, irritating, provoking, at daggers drawn, not on speaking terms, at loggerheads, no love lost between.


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