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aversion


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aversion  \A*ver"sion\,  n.  [L.  aversio:  cf  F.  aversion.  See 
  {Avert}.] 
  1.  A  turning  away  [Obs.] 
 
  Adhesion  to  vice  and  aversion  from  goodness.  --Bp. 
  Atterbury. 
 
  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  from  is  obsolete.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 
  --Spectator. 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aversion 
  n  :  a  feeling  of  intense  dislike  [syn:  {antipathy},  {distaste}] 




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