from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fixed, intense dislike; repugnance: formed an aversion to crowds.
- n. The cause or object of such a feeling.
- n. The avoidance of a thing, situation, or behavior because it has been associated with an unpleasant or painful stimulus.
- n. Obsolete The act of turning away or averting.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Opposition or repugnance of mind; fixed dislike.
- n. An object of dislike or repugnance.
- n. The act of turning away from an object.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A turning away.
- n. Opposition or repugnance of mind; fixed dislike; antipathy; disinclination; reluctance.
- n. The object of dislike or repugnance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A turning away; a change of application.
- n. The act of averting or warding off
- n. An averted state of the mind or feelings; opposition or repugnance of mind; fixed or habitual dislike; antipathy: used absolutely or with to, sometimes with from, for, or toward.
- n. Opposition or contrariety of nature: applied to inanimate substances.
- n. A cause of dislike; an object of repugnance.
- n. Synonyms Hatred, Dislike, Antipathy (see antipathy); unwillingness, shrinking, hesitation, disrelish, distaste, detestation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a feeling of intense dislike
- n. the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away
From Latin aversio, possibly via French aversion (Wiktionary)