[ uh-vur-zhuhn, -shuhn ]
/ əˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən /
a strong feeling of dislike, opposition, repugnance, or antipathy (usually followed 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.
Obsolete. the act of averting; a turning away or preventing.
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What’s The Difference Between Adverse And Averse?What does adverse and averse mean? The adjectives adverse and averse are related. Both come from the Latin root vert- meaning “to turn.” In Latin the word adversus meant “turned toward” and “hostile” and is a direct root of adverse. Averse, on the other hand, emerges from the Latin word aversus, which meant “turned away.” Today, adverse is rarely used to describe people but rather to describe effects or …
Origin of aversion
1. 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.
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British Dictionary definitions for aversion-to
/ (əˈvɜːʃən) /
(usually foll by to or for) extreme dislike or disinclination; repugnance
a person or thing that arouses thishe is my pet aversion
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Medicine definitions for aversion-to
[ ə-vûr′zhən ]
A fixed, intense dislike; repugnance, as of crowds.
A feeling of extreme repugnance accompanied by avoidance or rejection.
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