aversion Definition

  • 1a strong dislike or disinclination
  • 2a feeling of repugnance toward something with a desire to avoid or turn from it

Using aversion: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "aversion" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She has an aversion to spicy food.

  • Example

    He has a strong aversion to public speaking.

  • Example

    I have an aversion to horror movies.

  • Example

    The company has an aversion to risk-taking.

aversion Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for aversion

Phrases with aversion

  • develop a strong dislike for something


    After getting food poisoning, she took a strong aversion to sushi.

  • dislike or resist changes in routine or circumstances


    He has an aversion to change and prefers to stick to his usual habits.

  • a reluctance or unwillingness to make long-term commitments or plans


    She has an aversion to commitment and prefers to keep her options open.

Origins of aversion

from Latin 'aversio', meaning 'turning away'


Summary: aversion in Brief

The term 'aversion' [əˈvɜːʃən] refers to a strong dislike or disinclination towards something. It can also denote a feeling of repugnance or a desire to avoid or turn away from something. Examples include 'She has an aversion to spicy food' and 'The company has an aversion to risk-taking.' Phrases like 'take a strong aversion to' and 'an aversion to commitment' further illustrate the concept of disliking or resisting something.

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