Aversion


Part of Speech: Noun
Definition: A turning away.
[Obs.][L. aversio: cf. F. aversion. See Avert.] 1.
"Adhesion to vice and aversion from goodness." Bp. Atterbury.
2. Definition: 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.
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 Sometimes towards and for are found; from is obsolete.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. Definition: The object of dislike or repugnance.

"Pain their aversion