Aversion vs Repulsion - What's the difference?

aversion | repulsion |


As nouns the difference between aversion and repulsion

is that aversion is opposition or repugnance of mind; fixed dislike while repulsion is the act of repelling or the condition of being repelled.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

aversion

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Opposition or repugnance of mind; fixed dislike.
  • Due to her aversion to the outdoors she complained throughout the entire camping trip.
  • An object of dislike or repugnance.
  • Pushy salespeople are a major aversion of mine.
  • (obsolete) The act of turning away from an object.
  • Synonyms

    * (fixed dislike) antipathy, disinclination, reluctance * (object of repugnance) abomination

    See also

    * adverse

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    repulsion

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of repelling or the condition of being repelled.
  • An extreme dislike of something, or hostility to something.
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  • (physics) The repulsive force acting between bodies of the same electric charge or magnetic polarity.
  • Antonyms

    * attraction

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