- a reprimand, punishment, or agent, used in aversive conditioning: Antabuse is a commonly used aversive in the treatment of alcoholism.
Origin of aversive
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Related Wordsdisinterested, insensitive, lukewarm, callous, unconcerned, cruel, unpleasant, aloof, indifferent, apathetic, unresponsive, antipathetic, cold, cold-blooded, cool, frigid, halfhearted, hard, harsh, heartless
Examples from the Web for aversive
That attitude has no doubt influenced whether these experiences are pleasurable or aversive.Can Women Orgasm During Childbirth?
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Here he found a most congenial orbit, for his tastes were aversive to the rough and tumble of political strife.Makers and Romance of Alabama History
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- tending to dissuade or repel
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