- characterized by aversion
- Psychol. designating or having to do with conditioning, therapy, etc. intended to produce an aversion to a certain kind of undesirable behavior
Origin of aversiveavers(ion) + -ive
Causing avoidance of a thing, situation, or behavior by using an unpleasant or punishing stimulus, as in techniques of behavior modification.
(comparative more aversive, superlative most aversive)
- Tending to repel, causing avoidance (of a situation, a behaviour, an item, etc),