Part of speech: noun

Mental opposition; antipathy.

Part of speech: noun

That to which one is averse.

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Usage examples "aversion":

  1. The poor seemed to be growing poorer- the difficulty of getting a fee became greater- the ladies seemed more and more determined to show their dislike and aversion. - "Wife in Name Only", Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay).
  2. He had never ventured openly to avow his aversion for the army, but this hour, which took from him all shyness towards his father, also removed the seal from his lips. - "The Northern Light", E. Werner.
  3. Why Mannhardt is Thought to have been Converted Mannhardt's friend, Mullenhoff, had an aversion to solar myths. - "Modern Mythology", Andrew Lang.