aversion

If you have an aversion to something, you have an intense dislike for it. Commonly its food, but you could have an aversion to black and white movies, driving with the windows open, taking calls from salespeople or being barefoot outdoors.

An aversion is also the person or thing that is the object of such intense dislike: her aversions included all kinds of vegetables and fruits. This noun is from Latin avertio, ultimately from avertere "to turn away," from the prefix a- "from" plus vertere "to turn." Near synonyms are repugnance and antipathy.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: aversion

1
n
a feeling of intense dislike
2
n
the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: aversion
1

n a feeling of intense dislike

Synonyms:
antipathy, distaste
Type of:
dislike
a feeling of aversion or antipathy
2

n the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away

Synonyms:
averting
Type of:
avoidance, dodging, shunning, turning away
deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening
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