A*ver"sion (?), n. [L. aversio: cf. F. aversion. See Avert.]
A turning away.
Adhesion to vice and aversion from goodness.
Opposition or repugnance of mind; fixed dislike; antipathy; disinclination; reluctance.
Mutual aversion of races.
His rapacity had made him an object of general aversion.
⇒ It is now generally followed by to before the object. [See Averse.] Sometimes towards and for are found; from is obsolete.
A freeholder is bred with an aversion to subjection.
His aversion towards the house of York.
It is not difficult for a man to see that a person has conceived an aversion for him.
The Khasias . . . have an aversion to milk.
J. D. Hooker.
The object of dislike or repugnance.
Pain their aversion, pleasure their desire.
Syn. -- Antipathy; dislike; repugnance; disgust. See Dislike.
© Webster 1913.