Etymology
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aversion (n.)

1590s, "a turning away from;" 1650s in the figurative sense of "mental attitude of repugnance or opposition," from French aversion (16c.) and directly from Latin aversionem (nominative aversio), noun of action from past-participle stem of aversus "turned away, backwards, behind, hostile," itself past participle of avertere "to turn away" (see avert). Aversion therapy in psychology is from 1946.

Origin and meaning of aversion

updated on October 01, 2022

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Definitions of aversion from WordNet

aversion (n.)
a feeling of intense dislike;
Synonyms: antipathy / distaste
aversion (n.)
the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away;
Synonyms: averting
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