aversive

EnglishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

aversive (comparative more aversive, superlative most aversive)

  1. tending to repel, causing avoidance (of a situation, a behaviour, an item, etc.)

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

aversive (countable and uncountable, plural aversives)

  1. (grammar, uncountable) a grammatical case indicating that something is avoided or feared; the evitative case
  2. (psychology, countable) an unpleasant stimulus intended to induce a change in behaviour

ReferencesEdit

  • Skinner, B. F. (1969) Contingencies of Reinforcement. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

aversive

  1. feminine singular of aversif

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

aversive

  1. inflection of aversiv:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

aversive f

  1. feminine plural of aversivo