(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Fixed aversion
1. dislike, distaste, disinclination; reluctance; backwardness (See unwillingness); repugnance, disgust, nausea, loathing; antipathy, aversion, enmity, hate, animosity, no love lost; phobia (see fear).
2. unpopularity, lack of favor.
3. persona non grata; not one's cup of tea. Slang, geek, scumbag, hairbag, jerkoff, sleazeball, slimeball.
1. dislike, mislike; mind, object to (see disapprobation); not care for; have, conceive, entertain, or take a dislike to; have no taste for, have no use for, have no stomach for; shun, avoid (see avoidance); shudder at, turn up the nose at, look askance at; abhor, hate.
2. cause or excite dislike; disincline, repel, sicken, leave a bitter taste in the mouth; make sick; turn one's stomach, nauseate, disgust, go against the grain; stick in the throat; make one's blood run cold; pall. Slang, turn off, gross out.
1. disliking, averse, loath; shy of, sick of, disinclined. Informal, allergic.
2. disliked, uncared for, unpopular, out of favor.
3. unlikable, repulsive, repugnant, repellent; abhorrent, insufferable, fulsome, nauseous, sickening, disgusting, disagreeable.
Phrases — one man's meat is another man's poison; not one's cup of tea. Slang, gag me with a spoon.
Quotations — Violent antipathies are always suspicious, and betray a secret affinity (William Hazlitt), Tiggers don't like honey (A. A. Milne), Do not unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same (G. B. Shaw), Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get (G. B. Shaw).
Antonyms, see approbation, love.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. aversion, antipathy, distaste; see aversion , blame 1 , hate , hatred 1 , 2 , objection 1 .
Syn. detest, hate, condemn, deplore, not like, not care for, have no interest in, have hard feelings toward, not take kindly to, not be able to say much for, not have the stomach for, not speak well of, not want any part of, bear malice toward, carry a grudge, want nothing to do with, look coldly upon, keep one's distance, look askance at, not bear with, care nothing for, resent, not appreciate, not be able to bear, not be able to endure, not think much of, hold cheap, not feel like, be averse to, abhor, antipathize, abominate, disapprove, execrate, loathe, despise, eschew, object to, shun, shrink from, recoil from, mind, shudder at, scorn, avoid, feel repugnance toward, be displeased by, be disinclined, turn up one's nose at, disesteem, contemn, consider obnoxious, find disagreeable, look on with aversion, disrelish, not be able to stomach, regard with displeasure, regard with disfavor, have all one can take of*, make faces*, take a dim view of, have no use for*, have it in for*, give a dirty look*, not give a hoot for*, not go for*, have no taste for, have no relish for, be down on*, look down one's nose at*, have a bone to pick with*, have a bellyful*, be turned off by*; see also hate 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
hatred, abhorrence, loathing, scorn, detestation, distaste, disapproval, aversion, antipathy, repugnance, repulsion.
ANT.: approval, acceptance, love
hate, abhor, loathe, *get turned off by, despise, deplore, scorn, *turn up one's nose at, disapprove, *look down on, frown upon, detest.
ANT.: like, fancy, love
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb To have a feeling of aversion for: disrelish, mislike. Archaic: distaste. Idiom: have no use for. See LIKE. II noun An attitude or feeling of aversion: disinclination, disrelish, distaste, mislike. See LIKE.

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