Origin of aversion
Examples from the Web for aversion
As newspapers began to reach broader segments of the population, the aversion to reporting on domestic matters lingered.
My aversion started back in medical school, which was right when “ER” debuted.Scandal’s Finale Featured One of the Most Preposterous TV Deaths Ever|Russell Saunders|April 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We have basically over-calibrated in our reaction to germs—our aversion to them has created a new vulnerability.Following Tuberculosis From Death Sentence to Cure|Tessa Miller|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And in general, most people have an aversion to topics which are likely to trigger a personal grudge in a coworker.
The only thing approaching an ideological commitment that Lapid has ever clearly expressed is an aversion to the ultra-Orthodox.
C——'s aversion to undertake anything where he was not entirely his own master was unconquerable.Five Years in New Zealand|Robert B. Booth
If he had not secretly known that aversion, he would not have been able to destroy the globe and the treasures piled about it.Star Born|Andre Norton
Julia, dear girl, tells me you have as much of an aversion to parties as Charles and I have.Narcissus|Evelyn Scott
By degrees they excited a dislike in Master Robert, that in time was fixed into habit, and fell little short of aversion.The Old English Baron|Clara Reeve
He took an aversion to that lady, and would have her put to death.The Arabian Nights, Volume III (of 4)|Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for aversion
Word Origin and History for aversion
"a turning away from," 1590s; figurative sense of "mental attitude of repugnance" is from 1650s, from Middle French aversion and directly from Latin aversionem (nominative aversio), noun of action from past participle stem of aversus "turned away, backwards, behind, hostile," itself past participle of avertere (see avert). Earlier in the literal sense of "a turning away from" (1590s). Aversion therapy in psychology is from 1950.