Definition of "aversion" []

  • A fixed, intense dislike; repugnance: formed an aversion to crowds. (noun)
  • The cause or object of such a feeling. (noun)
  • The avoidance of a thing, situation, or behavior because it has been associated with an unpleasant or painful stimulus. (noun)
  • Obsolete The act of turning away or averting. (noun)
  • Extreme dislike or disinclination; repugnance (noun)

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  • A person or thing that arouses this (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "aversion" in a sentence
  • "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”."