Aversion

Definition of Aversion

A`ver´sion
n.1.A turning away.
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.
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.

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