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aversion
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Definition dislike that leads to avoidance
  • Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.
    Samuel Johnson
  • Our older staff tend to have an aversion to change.
  • aversion = dislike that leads to avoidance
  • I have an aversion to cities with their congestion and crowds.
  • Of the two, she has a greater aversion to risk.
  • In short, she was at no pains to conceal her aversion to me.
    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  --  The Gambler
  • she had an unreasoning aversion to her stepmother.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • aversion = dislike that leads to avoidance
  • Even at that time, I had not yet conquered my aversion to the dryness of a life of study.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • aversion = dislike that leads to avoidance
  • "Good morning, Bloomberg dear!" she said, and kissed him fervently between the eyes. He blinked with aversion. "Good morning, old fat smelly cat."
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • aversion = dislike that leads to avoidance
  • However, as time went by, I came to feel that this aversion had no real substance.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • aversion = dislike that leads to avoidance
  • With my aversion to this cat, however, its partiality for myself seemed to increase.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat
  • aversion = dislike and desire to avoid
  • She had no aversion to housework.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • aversion = dislike that leads to avoidance
  • She had avoided Emily Brent with a kind of shuddering aversion.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • aversion = dislike that leads to avoidance
  • Others still called them Mujahideen, but, when they did, they made a face-a sneering, distasteful face-the word reeking of deep aversion
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • aversion = dislike that leads to avoidance
  • My aversion to Adam's shows had nothing to do with music or groupies or envy.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • aversion = dislike that leads to avoidance
  • Maybe it was a late-shift thing, this aversion to daylight in general, and morning specifically.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • aversion = dislike
  • As lads they had an aversion to each other,
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • aversion = dislike
  • a ... cheerleader with an aversion to me
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • aversion = dislike that leads to avoidance
  • I have an aversion to having my picture taken.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • aversion = dislike that leads to avoidance
  • It's probably just my well-documented aversion to school.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • aversion = dislike that leads to avoidance
  • I wasn't feeling a sudden and unfortunate aversion to soap and water,
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
aversion = dislike that leads to avoidance

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