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aversion

(ə-vûr′zhən)
n.
The avoidance of a thing, situation, or behavior because it has been associated with an unpleasant or painful stimulus.

aversion

(ă-vĕr′zhŏn, shŏn) [L. aversio, a turning away from]
A strong feeling of dislike or repugnance.

aversion

avoidance, as when an animal will not enter a room or yards associated with pain or discomfort.

feed aversion
when a particular feed is rejected, e.g. feed contaminated by fungal toxin.
References in classic literature ?
Certainly, however, thou art averse to fleshly joys, and thou lovest honey.
I told him I was very willing to be easy, and that to carry family concerns before the public was a step from which I was naturally much averse.
From his conversation with the old man, Levin thought he was not averse to new methods either.
A residence in Turkey was abhorrent to her; her religion and her feelings were alike averse to it.
Dear man, he is very earnest, but very slow, and very averse to anything at all secretive.
Bumble, shading his eyes with his hand, and surveying the stranger, from head to foot, in evident perplexity, 'is not more averse to turning an honest penny when he can, than a single one.
Tulliver was an essentially sober man,--able to take his glass and not averse to it, but never exceeding the bounds of moderation.
Global Banking News-September 29, 2015--Sri Lankan central bank not averse to rate hikes
In fact, this may be the switch about which Jolley speaks to "turn on" some of the technology averse in the profession.
Yet Prvulovic seems decidedly averse to engaging in specific sociopolitical critiques; when prodded she claims these titles were meant to evoke nothing more than the prosaic meaning of the word "Kazan": "pot" in Serbo-Croatian - a rather odd reference given the absence of allusions to domesticity in her work.
He knows full well the value in trophy deals ("I've done more trophy deals, than anyone else in the business," he claims) and thus isn't risk averse.
I would say the market is a hot one but it will be a tough one, because while the Japanese are risk averse, they are sophisticated financially, so they are not going to be an easy market to crack.