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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)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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”."