aversive aversive  /ə ˈvɜr səv/


  • (adj) tending to repel or dissuade


  • This would help to ensure that punishment would never be inflicted, Skinner maintains, adding that it was the use of "aversive control" (punishment) that doomed Hitler: "The Nazi .


  • NDOW Captures Nuisance Bear in Verdi

    The Nevada Department of Wildlife captured a young black bear Tuesday. Officials plan to use "aversive conditioning" upon release.
    on July 24, 2013     Source: KTVN Reno


  • "We can't be so risk aversive," Saban said. "We just have to be more aggressive in what we're doing on offense right now because they're loading the box. We can't block them all."
    on Oct 24, 2009 By: Nick Saban Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

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