What does aversive mean?

Definitions for aversiveəˈvɜr sɪv, -zɪv

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aversive(adj)

    tending to repel or dissuade

    "aversive conditioning"


  1. aversive(Noun)

    A grammatical case indicating that something is avoided or feared; the evitative case.

  2. aversive(Noun)

    An unpleasant stimulus intended to induce a change in behaviour.

  3. aversive(Adjective)

    Tending to repel, causing avoidance (of a situation, a behaviour, an item, etc),

  4. aversive(Adjective)

    Avoidance that can be taught through the use of stimulus that either punish or reinforces.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aversive in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aversive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mats Olsson:

    On average, people smell more aversive when they're sick.

  2. Tom Kupfer:

    Disgust is an aversive emotion and can be a nasty thing to experience, if you have too much disgust and it's too strong and too regular, like people with trypophobia can have day after day, it's a pretty unpleasant experience.

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