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Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Aversion \A*ver"sion\, n. [L. aversio: cf. F. aversion. See
   1. A turning away. [Obs.]

            Adhesion to vice and aversion from goodness. --Bp.

   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         from is obsolete.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.

               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}.

Source : WordNet®

     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}]
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