aversion

Definition: Great dislike of some particular thing

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Penelope's Progress - By Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin
...And the extreme aversion with which you began, " I asked,--" what has become of that, and when did it begin to turn in the opposite direction ? " "...
Wuthering Heights - By Emily Bront
...Still he did n't molest her for which forbearance she might thank his aversion, 1 suppose ....
Northanger Abbey and Persuasion - By Jane Austen
...all his attentions, he had previously excited; and what had heen terror and dislike before was now absolute aversion ....
The Warden - By Anthony Trollope
...The ground was cut from under her on every side : she was pressed to say whether her father would object; whether she herself had any aversion -LRB- aversion !...
The American - By Henry James
...But on the Friday, as soon as he came in, she asked him to be so good as to tell her why he had such an aversion to her family . "...
Resurrection - By Leo Tolstoy
...And, suddenly, he understood that the aversion he had lately, and particularly to-day, felt for everybody--the Prince and Sophia Vasilievna and Corney and Missy--was an aversion for himself ....
Fraternity - By John Galsworthy
...First, his inherent love of regularity, of having everything in proper order; secondly, his ingrained mistrust of and aversion from Bianca; thirdly, his unavowed conviction, for all his wish to be sympathetic to them, that the lower classes always wanted something out of you ....
Romances of Roguery - By Frank Wadleigh Chandler
...Vlage entretenido is mortified at being claimed by a Morisco of Ronda for his son, and Justina finds it difficult to conquer her aversion when she goes to serve a Moorish hag who is made to appear in league with the devil ....
The Last Voyage of the Donna Isabel - By Randall Parrish
...At our first sitting down the constraint between us was so marked as to be almost painful, yet as the meal progressed Lady Darlington succeeded so well in conquering her earlier aversion to the strange companionship in which she found herself, as to attempt conversation, and soon attracted Tuttle 's undisguised admiration by her tact and self poise ....
The Story of a Child - By Pierre Loti, Caroline F. Smith
...But I am convinced that it is unnecessary for me to seek any other cause for my aversion to umbrellas, an aversion that followed me into mature age ....
Lazarre - By Mary Hartwell Catherwood
...Neither love nor aversion was associated with my father ....
Humanly Speaking - By Samuel McChord Crothers
...We take for granted that aversion to locomotion and aversion to change are the same thing ....
Author's Digest - By Rossiter Johnson
...She noticed that when she spread them before her father, he looked on them with aversion, though in all other things he was very solicitous about her ....
The Wilderness Road - By Joseph Alexander Altsheler
...Strengthened by this feeling, I beheld without flinching the incredulous look in her eyes change to surprise, then to brief aversion, then to momentary bewilderment, and back to disbelief--all these variations as swift as the shifting colors of water under sunlight ....
The Star in the Window - By Olive Higgins Prouty, Frederick A. Stokes Company
...They had not cloaked an inarticulate love, as he had dimly hoped, but instead a fear, a dread, perhaps an actual aversion ....