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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-vur-zhuh n, -shuh n]
    • /əˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən/
    • /əˈvɜː.ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-vur-zhuh n, -shuh n]
    • /əˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən/

Definitions of aversion word

  • variable noun aversion If you have an aversion to someone or something, you dislike them very much. 3
  • noun aversion extreme dislike or disinclination; repugnance 3
  • noun aversion a person or thing that arouses this 3
  • noun aversion the act of turning away 3
  • noun aversion an intense or definite dislike; antipathy; repugnance 3
  • noun aversion the object arousing such dislike 3

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Origin of aversion

First appearance:

before 1590
One of the 37% oldest English words
1590-1600; < Latin āversiōn- (stem of āversiō), equivalent to āvers(us) turned away (see averse) + -iōn- -ion

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Parts of speech for Aversion


aversion popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 94% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

aversion usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for aversion

noun aversion

  • distaste — dislike; disinclination.
  • allergy — If you have a particular allergy, you become ill or get a rash when you eat, smell, or touch something that does not normally make people ill.
  • unwillingness — not willing; reluctant; loath; averse: an unwilling partner in the crime.
  • hostility — a hostile state, condition, or attitude; enmity; antagonism; unfriendliness.
  • antagonism — Antagonism between people is hatred or dislike between them. Antagonisms are instances of this.

Antonyms for aversion

noun aversion

  • rapport — relation; connection, especially harmonious or sympathetic relation: a teacher trying to establish close rapport with students.
  • liking — Usually, likes. the things a person likes: a long list of likes and dislikes.
  • delight — Delight is a feeling of very great pleasure.
  • affection — If you regard someone or something with affection, you like them and are fond of them.
  • fondness — the state or quality of being fond.

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