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Aversation

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Aversation A turning from with dislike; aversion. "Some men have a natural aversation to some vices or virtues, and a natural affection to others."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aversation Aversion; a turning away from.
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Quotations

  • Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
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    “My true friends have always given me that supreme proof of devotion, a spontaneous aversion for the man I loved.”
  • Jonathan Swift
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    “Two friendships in two breasts requires The same aversions and desires.”
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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    “'Tis safest in matrimony to begin with a little aversion.”
  • Bhagavad Gita
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    “The senses have been conditioned by attraction to the pleasant and aversion to the unpleasant: a man should not be ruled by them; they are obstacles in his path.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.”
  • Marcus Aurelius
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    “To understand the true quality of people, you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. aversatio, fr. aversari, to turn away, v. intens. of avertere,. See Avert

Usage

In literature:

A king, averse to marriage, commanded his steward to remain single.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
She had taken an instant aversion from this man.
"Shining Ferry" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He would regard Hoddan with a mingled gratitude and aversion that would amount to calm detachment.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
Tobacco was her pet aversion.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
Every colonial administration, no matter how enlightened, runs counter to this ineradicable aversion of Moslems for Christian rule.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
The settlers least averse to transportation were disgusted with the ever-changing views of the ministers.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
Geography and history are their delight; mathematics and metaphysics, their aversion.
"The Young Maiden" by A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
They continued to prepare themselves for a long stay, and they were not at all averse to it.
"The Eyes of the Woods" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Friendship had changed to aversion, aversion to hatred, hatred to open war.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864" by Various
His position as a Queen's favourite in any case must have brought aversion upon him.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
It flees from men, knowing that they regard it with aversion.
"Spiritual Torrents" by Jeanne Marie Bouvières de la Mot Guyon
He was not at all averse.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The house, though it refused to allow clergymen to evade the formularies of their Church, was not averse from toleration.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
As soon as the child was born, Marian took a great liking to it, despite the fact that she had thought of it before its birth only with aversion.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
The Judge, who had a great aversion to these animals, rushed out of the room; but they pursued him, fastening on his heels.
"Faustus his Life, Death, and Doom" by Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger
The man had an instinctive aversion for anything that was ugly or unpleasant.
"The Long Portage" by Harold Bindloss
You will not say that you have an aversion to me?
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
Most women, I knew, were averse to acknowledging such things; but life has compelled me to be candid with myself.
"The Prairie Mother" by Arthur Stringer
You are averse then to the study of bibliography?
"Bibliomania; or Book-Madness" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
The King was averse at heart to the limitation even in this form.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
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In poetry:

Averse to all her amorous King desired,
Far as she might she decently retired,
And darting scorn and sorrow from her eyes,
What means, said she, King Solomon the wise?
"Solomon on the Vanity of the World, A Poem. In Three Books. - Pleasure. Book II." by Matthew Prior
The reader paused,--the Teacups knew his ways,--
He, like the rest, was not averse to praise.
Voices and hands united; every one
Joined in approval: "Number Three, well done!"
"The Banker’s Secret" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
But I'm sorry to say that Miss Emily Jane
Has still an aversion to dress that is plain;
And the consequence is that she always has stayed,
And is likely to stay, a disconsolate maid.
"Bedfordshire Ballad - I" by E W Bowling
But when you are sombre, sad, averse, forgetful,
Heavily veiled in clouds that brood with rain,
Dumbly I lie all shadowed,
I lie all shadowed,
And dumbly wait for you to shine again.
"Song" by John Collings Squire
Both rich and poor, who serve not God,
But live in sin, averse to good,
Rejecting Christ's atoning blood,
Midst hellish shoals,
Shall welter in that fiery flood,
Which hissing rolls.
"Epistle To The Labouring Poor" by Patrick Branwell Bronte
Whether averse the many, or the few,
To hold communion in this right'ous view,
Their thought commences heresy, their deed
Schismatical, though they profess the Creed;
Ways of distributing, if new, should still
Maintain the old communicative will.
"On Church Communion - Part III." by John Byrom

In news:

212-473-2500), a bug repellent for the bug- repellent -averse.
I don't even have a personal aversion against rickshaws .
Mainstream big-screen filmmaking is in a weird, risk-averse rut right now.
OURS IS A risk-averse species, which is one of the reasons why we are a species at all, and not some museum exhibit in a society composed of self-aware dodo birds.
Rather than actually calling the person back, the contact-averse have a better option: Facebook.
They will have to transform their traditionally hierarchical and risk-averse cultures in order to sharpen their competitive positions relative to Japan, China, and other emerging countries.
Stephen Dunn/Getty ImagesSteve Slaton is eager to bounce back from a subpar sophomore season, and he's not averse to sharing carries if it helps the team.
Katy Perry's Aversion to Feminism Shows Feminism Is Still Radical.
IRVING — Rob Ryan's beliefs are governed by a deep-seated aversion to the status quo.
Members of this authority-averse generation should reconsider their stance on listening to their elders.
Maybe someday researchers will analyze Paul Ryan's DNA and discover other genes that elevate aversion to taxes in general.
I'm a caregiver and I've seen hoarding, so it gave me an aversion.
Debt-averse homeowners know the appeal of shortening the term of their mortgages.
In fact, even if you're heat-averse, you probably have chilies in your kitchen in one form or another—a jar of cayenne pepper on your spice rack or maybe a bottle of Tabasco in the back of your pantry.
After Handler had relentlessly ribbed the candid What A Girl Wants singer about her aversion to wearing pants, Aguilera just came out and said it: I don't like to wear underwear.
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In science:

Zhou, Mean-variance portfolio optimization with state-dependent risk aversion, Math.
Comparison Theorems for Backward Stochastic Volterra Integral Equations
We study simple and approximately optimal auctions for agents with a particular form of risk-averse preferences.
Prior-independent Auctions for Risk-averse Agents
The first is for upper-bounding the revenue from a risk-averse agent.
Prior-independent Auctions for Risk-averse Agents
We study optimal and approximately optimal auctions for agents with risk-averse preferences.
Prior-independent Auctions for Risk-averse Agents
The economics literature on this sub ject is largely focused on either comparative statics, i.e., is the firstprice or second-price auction better when agents are risk averse, or deriving the optimal auction, e.g., using techniques from optimal control, for specific distributions of agent preferences.
Prior-independent Auctions for Risk-averse Agents
Our goal is to study approximately optimal auctions for risk-averse agents that are realistic and not dependent on assumptions on the specific form of the distribution of agent preferences.
Prior-independent Auctions for Risk-averse Agents
One of our main conclusions is that, while the second-price auction can be very far from optimal for risk-averse agents, the first-price auction is approximately optimal for an interesting class of risk-averse preferences.
Prior-independent Auctions for Risk-averse Agents
The microeconomic treatment of risk aversion in auction theory suggests that the form of the optimal auction is very dependent on precise modeling details of the preferences of agents, see, e.g., Maskin and Riley (1984) and Matthews (1984).
Prior-independent Auctions for Risk-averse Agents
The least controversial approach for modeling risk-averse agent preferences is to assume agents are endowed with a concave function that maps their wealth to a utility.
Prior-independent Auctions for Risk-averse Agents
Second, even in the case where the capacity is higher than the maximum value of any agent, the optimal mechanism for risk-averse agents can generally obtain more revenue than the optimal mechanism for risk-neutral agents (Example 4.2 in Section 4).
Prior-independent Auctions for Risk-averse Agents
It is natural to conjecture that the first-price auction will continue to perform nearly optimally well beyond our simple model (capacitated utility) of risk-averse preferences.
Prior-independent Auctions for Risk-averse Agents
It is a relatively straightforward calculation to see that for a large class of risk-averse utility functions from the literature (e.g., Matthews, 1984) the first-price auction is approximately optimal at extremal risk parameters (risk-neutral or extremely risk-averse).
Prior-independent Auctions for Risk-averse Agents
We leave to future work the extension of our analysis to mid-range risk parameters for these other families of risk-averse utility functions.
Prior-independent Auctions for Risk-averse Agents
Risk Aversion, Universal Truthfulness, and Truthfulness in Expectation.
Prior-independent Auctions for Risk-averse Agents
Therefore, a risk-averse agent modeled by a non-linear utility function may not bid truthfully in a truthful-in-expectation mechanism designed for risk-neutral agents, whereas in a universally truthful mechanism an agent behaves the same regardless of her risk attitude.
Prior-independent Auctions for Risk-averse Agents
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