American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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.
- n. Opposition or repugnance of mind; fixed dislike.
- n. An object of dislike or repugnance.
- n. obsolete The act of turning away from an object.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A turning away.
- n. Opposition or repugnance of mind; fixed dislike; antipathy; disinclination; reluctance.
- n. The object of dislike or repugnance.
- n. a feeling of intense dislike
- n. the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away
- From Latin aversio, possibly via French aversion (Wiktionary)
“And typically what priests look for is what they call the aversion to the sacred, which is a person's inability to pray, to say the name of Jesus or Mary, to even look at the priest.”
“This would suggest that, since loss aversion is a psychological bias, the favourite-longshot bias may not necessarily be caused by psychological issues and may be due, for instance, to informational asymmetry.”
“The present work supports the idea that loss aversion may be a more universal bias, arising regardless of experience and culture and demonstrates that loss aversion is displayed even by those bettors regarded in the market as “smart money”.”
“But then again, in those weeks between the scouting combine and draft day, you just know the risk aversion is going to set in for teams looking at some pretty good players as alternatives in that range of picks 5-15.”
“One of the best ways to punch through the bunker of risk-aversion is plunging into activities and passions off-the-clock, as Lingafelter did with climbing.”
“Risk aversion is one of the most serious problems and largest cost of our human space flight enterprise.”
“In the Gulf we have a thousand federal employees from 20 agencies whose entire incentive system -- whose entire career -- whose every lesson from every bureaucratic battle in a sort of long-term aversion therapy, prompts them to say "no" by reflex.”
“I really feel like I should try it after reading this post, but my liver aversion is so strong that I will probably wuss out again.”
“In the cycling arena, that risk aversion translates into increased demand for safe bike infrastructure as a prerequisite for riding.”
“The dominant theme in the foreign-exchange market is still risk aversion, and risk aversion translates to a stronger dollar," said John McCarthy, manager of currency trading at ING Capital Markets in New York.”
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