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Definition: 1. a feeling of antipathy, hatred, or extreme dislike; 2. a person or thing that is despised

Synonyms: dislike, distaste, hatred, antipathy, repugnance, loathing, disgust, revulsion

Antonyms: liking, fondness, predilection

Tips: Aversion is related to the verb avert,"to turn away," as in: "He averted his eyes from the terrible scene." Thus, if you have an aversion to something, you despise it so forcefully that you wish to turn away from it. It is often used in the phrase "an aversion to."

Usage Examples:

My brother has an aversion to running because it gives him back pain. (dislike, loathing of)

Spiders are his greatest aversion. (revulsion, antipathy)

Her aversion to tomato products made it nearly impossible for Molly to enjoy Italian food. (distaste, revulsion)

Your aversion to chocolate is perplexing to me, since it's one of my favorite foods. (dislike, disgust)

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