Definition of aversion noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈvɜːʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈvɜːrʒn//
[countable, uncountable]
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a strong feeling of not liking somebody/something a strong aversion aversion to somebody/something He had an aversion to getting up early. Word Originlate 16th cent. (originally denoting the action of turning away or averting one's eyes): from Latin aversio(n-), from avertere, from ab- ‘from’ + vertere ‘to turn’.Extra examples He has a strong aversion to dogs. I underwent aversion therapy for my addiction to smoking. I underwent aversion therapy for smoking. People can be helped to overcome their aversion to snakes. He felt an overwhelming sense of aversion towards the young man standing before him. She has a deep-rooted aversion to dogs, almost amounting to a phobia.
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