What does aversion mean?

Definitions for aversionəˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word aversion.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. antipathy, aversion, distaste(noun)

    a feeling of intense dislike

  2. aversion, averting(noun)

    the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away

    "averting her gaze meant that she was angry"


  1. aversion(Noun)

    Opposition or repugnance of mind; fixed dislike.

    Due to her aversion to the outdoors she complained throughout the entire camping trip.

  2. aversion(Noun)

    An object of dislike or repugnance.

    Pushy salespeople are a major aversion of mine.

  3. aversion(Noun)

    The act of turning away from an object.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aversion(noun)

    a turning away

  2. Aversion(noun)

    opposition or repugnance of mind; fixed dislike; antipathy; disinclination; reluctance

  3. Aversion(noun)

    the object of dislike or repugnance

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aversion

    a-vėr′-shun, n. dislike: hatred: the object of dislike. [See Avert.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aversion in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aversion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Victor Buono:

    My only aversion to vice, is the price.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.

  3. Mohannad Aama:

    It's general risk aversion manifesting itself after a really bad August, the continued uncertainty about China is definitely adding to worries.

  4. Omid Fotuhi:

    In the case of smokers, the greater their perception of risk for smoking, the greater their psychological aversion to having their worries confirmed by a doctor.

  5. Samuel Johnson:

    Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.

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