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From Middle French aversion, from Latin āversiō. Doublet of aversio.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əˈvɜːʃən/
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- (General American) IPA(key): /əˈvɝʒən/
- Hyphenation: aver‧sion
aversion (countable and uncountable, plural aversions)
- Opposition or repugnance of mind; fixed dislike often without any conscious reasoning.
- Synonyms: antipathy, disinclination, reluctance
- Due to her aversion to the outdoors she complained throughout the entire camping trip.
- 1961 November 10, Joseph Heller, “The Soldier in White”, in Catch-22 […], New York, N.Y.: Simon and Schuster, →OCLC, page 169:
- The other patients in the ward, all but the Texan, shrank from him with a tenderhearted aversion from the moment they set eyes on him the morning after the night he had been sneaked in.
- An object of dislike or repugnance.
- Synonym: abomination
- Pushy salespeople are a major aversion of mine.
- (obsolete) The act of turning away from an object.
a turning away
Borrowed from Latin āversiōnem.
aversion f (plural aversions)
- “aversion”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
|Declension of aversion|
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