Aversion A*ver"sion, n. [L. aversio: cf. F. aversion. See {Avert}.] 1. A turning away. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Adhesion to vice and aversion from goodness. --Bp. Atterbury. [1913 Webster]

2. Opposition or repugnance of mind; fixed dislike; antipathy; disinclination; reluctance. [1913 Webster]

Mutual aversion of races. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

His rapacity had made him an object of general aversion. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

Note: It is now generally followed by to before the object. [See {Averse}.] Sometimes towards and for are found; from is obsolete. [1913 Webster]

A freeholder is bred with an aversion to subjection. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

His aversion towards the house of York. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

It is not difficult for a man to see that a person has conceived an aversion for him. --Spectator. [1913 Webster]

The Khasias . . . have an aversion to milk. --J. D. Hooker. [1913 Webster]

3. The object of dislike or repugnance. [1913 Webster]

Pain their aversion, pleasure their desire. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Antipathy; dislike; repugnance; disgust. See {Dislike}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.