Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
aversion

a·ver·sion

aversion

pronunciation:
vuhr zhn
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: great dislike or disgust; repugnance (usu. fol. by to).
He has an aversion to opera, so we never listen to it.
synonyms:
antipathy, detestation, loathing, repugnance
antonyms:
affinity, attachment, attraction, delight, devotion, liking, predilection
similar words:
abomination, animosity, antagonism, disgust, dislike, distaste, hatred, hostility, nausea, opposition, repulsion, revulsion
definition 2: someone or something inspiring dislike or disgust.
Filling out her tax forms is an aversion to her.
synonyms:
abhorrence, abomination
antonyms:
delight
similar words:
detestation
derivation: aversive (adj.)