aver·sion /əˈvɝʒən, ʃən/
aver·sion /əˈvɝʒən, ʃən/ 名詞
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 Sometimes towards and for are found; from is obsolete.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.
n 1: a feeling of intense dislike [syn: antipathy, distaste]
2: the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away; "averting
her gaze meant that she was angry" [syn: averting]