pet aversion


pet aversion
pet aversion or pet hate noun
A chief object of dislike
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Main Entry:pet

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • pet hate — pet aversion or pet hate noun A chief object of dislike • • • Main Entry: ↑pet * * * pet hate british phrase something that you dislike very much, or that makes you extremely angry My pet hate is people chewing gum with their mouths open.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • aversion — n. (formal) 1) to have; take an aversion to 2) a deep, deep rooted, distinct, marked; pet aversion 3) an aversion to (an aversion to animals) * * * [ə vɜːʃ(ə)n] deep rooted distinct marked pet aversion take an aversion to (formal) to have …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Pet. — abbr. Peter (New Testament). * * * Peter. * * * Pet. (Bible) abbrev (the Letters of) Peter * * * pet1 «peht», noun, adjective, verb, pet|ted, pet|ting. –n. 1. any …   Useful english dictionary

  • pet. — abbr. Peter (New Testament). * * * petroleum. * * * Pet. (Bible) abbrev (the Letters of) Peter * * * pet1 «peht», noun, adjective, verb, pet|ted, pet|ting. –n. 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • aversion — /euh verr zheuhn, sheuhn/, n. 1. a strong feeling of dislike, opposition, repugnance, or antipathy (usually fol. by to): a strong aversion to snakes and spiders. 2. a cause or object of dislike; person or thing that causes antipathy: His pet… …   Universalium

  • pet — I. /pɛt / (say pet) noun 1. any domesticated or tamed animal that is cared for affectionately. 2. a person especially cherished or indulged; a favourite. 3. a thing particularly cherished. 4. (a term of endearment or affection.) –adjective 5.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • aversion — n. 1 (usu. foll. by to, from, for) a dislike or unwillingness (has an aversion to hard work). 2 an object of dislike (my pet aversion). Phrases and idioms: aversion therapy therapy designed to make a subject averse to an existing habit. Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • pet — 1. n., adj., & v. n. 1 a domestic or tamed animal kept for pleasure or companionship. 2 a darling, a favourite (often as a term of endearment). attrib.adj. 1 kept as a pet (pet lamb). 2 of or for pet animals (pet food). 3 often joc. favourite or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • aversion — Synonyms and related words: Anglophobia, Russophobia, abhorrence, abomination, allergy, anathema, animosity, antagonism, anti Semitism, antipathy, averseness, backwardness, bad books, bigotry, cold sweat, creeping flesh, cursoriness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pet peeve — Synonyms and related words: abhorrence, abomination, anathema, antipathy, aversion, beef, beefing, bellyache, bellyaching, bitch, bitching, bone to pick, complaining, complaint, crow to pick, crow to pluck, destructive criticism, detestation,… …   Moby Thesaurus


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