aversion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n aversion the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away "averting her gaze meant that she was angry"
    • n aversion a feeling of intense dislike
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Aversion A turning away. "Adhesion to vice and aversion from goodness."
    • Aversion Opposition or repugnance of mind; fixed dislike; antipathy; disinclination; reluctance. "Mutual aversion of races.""His rapacity had made him an object of general aversion .""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."
    • Aversion The object of dislike or repugnance. "Pain their aversion , pleasure their desire."
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aversion A turning away; a change of application.
    • n aversion The act of averting or warding off
    • n aversion An averted state of the mind or feelings; opposition or repugnance of mind; fixed or habitual dislike; antipathy: used absolutely or with to, sometimes with from, for, or toward.
    • n aversion Opposition or contrariety of nature: applied to inanimate substances.
    • n aversion A cause of dislike; an object of repugnance.
    • n aversion Synonyms Hatred, Dislike, Antipathy (see antipathy); unwillingness, shrinking, hesitation, disrelish, distaste, detestation.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Aversion a-vėr′-shun dislike: hatred: the object of dislike.
    • ***

Quotations

  • Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    Sidonie%20Gabrielle%20Colette
    “My true friends have always given me that supreme proof of devotion, a spontaneous aversion for the man I loved.”
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan%20Swift
    “Two friendships in two breasts requires The same aversions and desires.”
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    Richard%20Brinsley%20Sheridan
    “'Tis safest in matrimony to begin with a little aversion.”
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    “The senses have been conditioned by attraction to the pleasant and aversion to the unpleasant: a man should not be ruled by them; they are obstacles in his path.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph%20Waldo%20Emerson
    “Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.”
  • Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus%20Aurelius
    “To understand the true quality of people, you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. aversio,: cf. F. aversion,. See Avert
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Avert.

Usage

In literature:

Be not startled when I say that I am averse to further concessions to the Roman Catholics.
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
Self-reliance is its aversion.
"Essays" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
I was so much averse to it, and gave them so hard an answer, that they felt it, and spoke of it.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
He was averse to opening the campaign by an advance to the sea, a feeling shared by the Austrians generally.
"The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2)" by A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
He had never loved her, and when she scornfully opposed his policy of reform, she became an object of intense aversion.
"A Short History of Russia" by Mary Platt Parmele
Averse = antipatia, kontrauxa.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
Mr. Carnegie was a fair sample of the men, and he made no secret of his aversion.
"The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax" by Harriet Parr
Lysbet was still more averse to a decisive step.
"The Bow of Orange Ribbon" by Amelia E. Barr
His alleged aversion to speak of what he knew, 269.
"Life of Adam Smith" by John Rae
However, she began to be conscious of a settled aversion towards Maria.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
***

In poetry:

Averse to all her amorous King desired,
Far as she might she decently retired,
And darting scorn and sorrow from her eyes,
What means, said she, King Solomon the wise?
"Solomon on the Vanity of the World, A Poem. In Three Books. - Pleasure. Book II." by Matthew Prior
The reader paused,--the Teacups knew his ways,--
He, like the rest, was not averse to praise.
Voices and hands united; every one
Joined in approval: "Number Three, well done!"
"The Banker’s Secret" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Both rich and poor, who serve not God,
But live in sin, averse to good,
Rejecting Christ's atoning blood,
Midst hellish shoals,
Shall welter in that fiery flood,
Which hissing rolls.
"Epistle To The Labouring Poor" by Patrick Branwell Bronte
So great her absentmindedness she droops as in a swoon,
And a movement of aversion mars her recent spousal grace,
And in silence we two sit here in our waning honeymoon
At this idle watering-place….
"The Telegram" by Thomas Hardy
When bright Ophelia treads the green,
In all the pride of dress and mien;
Averse to freedom, mirth and play,
The lofty rival of the day;
Methinks, to my enchanted eye,
The lilies droop, the roses die.
"Song XIX. - When bright Ophelia treads the green" by William Shenstone
Whether averse the many, or the few,
To hold communion in this right'ous view,
Their thought commences heresy, their deed
Schismatical, though they profess the Creed;
Ways of distributing, if new, should still
Maintain the old communicative will.
"On Church Communion - Part III." by John Byrom

In news:

What's more, the scientists demonstrated that the most loss- averse individuals showed the biggest drop-off in performance when the stakes were raised.
Weber's aversion to Manhattan kept Rangers from signing Predators star to offer sheet.
Oil Hits 6-Month Low as Risk Aversion Sweeps Markets.
LSU survey reveals aversion toward "fracking" terminology.
Will Mitt Romney's aversion to the auto bailout hurt him in Michigan.
Why 'Midnight in Paris' Is a Contender Despite Woody Allen's Aversion to Oscar.
KCTS 9 Connects/ Vacation Aversion .
Risk- aversion rules as miners ramp up exploration.
Youth's aversion to e-mail may rebound with age.
Because women make less than men, not because they're biologically risk-averse.
One woman's aversion to 'The good stuff' in life.
Finally, direct your phrases to a person whose name alone can give rise to aversion and anger in you.
It is within the academic realm of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) that the foundations for future disaster-aversion could be built.
The fastest way to make the tax -averse incensed is to tell them that nearly half of US households end up owing no federal income tax when all is said and done.
Because of unjustified optimism and unreasonable risk aversion, we tend to make bold forecasts but timid choices.
***

In science:

The parameter ωi captures one dimension of the agent’s risk aversion: how much certitude she needs to break her hesitation and move into the market.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
One interpretation of the η based proxy is that if the tick size is large, market participant are more averse to changes in the midpoint price and market makers are happy to keep the spread collapsed to the minimum and the midpoint would only move when it becomes clear that the current price level is unsustainable.
The nature of price returns during periods of high market activity
This difference in response behavior could be a consequence of different level of risk-aversion and selection of response strategies.
Test item response time and the response likelihood
If Alice’s test is manipulable, then Bob, although extremely averse to uncertainty, accepts her contact because his payoff with the contract (3.2) is positive.
A nonmanipulable test
In Section 4, we provide a comparative statics analysis of the dependence of the optimal portfolio weights on the arrival intensity of the jumps, their magnitude, and the degree of risk aversion of the investor.
Portfolio choice with jumps: A closed-form solution
***