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Antonyms for attraction
əˈtræk ʃənat·trac·tion

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term attraction.

Wiktionary

  1. attractionnoun

    Antonyms:
    repulsion

  2. attractionnoun

    The Moon is held in its orbit by the attraction of the Earth's gravity

    Antonyms:
    repulsion

  3. attractionnoun

    I felt a strange attraction towards the place

    Antonyms:
    repulsion

  4. attractionnoun

    The new mall should be a major attraction

    Antonyms:
    repulsion

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. attraction

    Affection is kindly feeling, deep, tender, and constant, going out to some person or object, being less fervent and ardent than love, whether applied to persons or things. Love is an intense and absorbing emotion, drawing one toward a person or object and causing one to appreciate, delight in, and crave the presence or possession of the person or object loved, and to desire to please and benefit the person, or to advance the cause, truth, or other object of affection; it is the yearning or outgoing of soul toward something that is regarded as excellent, beautiful, or desirable; love may be briefly defined as strong and absorbing affection for and attraction toward a person or object. Love may denote the sublimest and holiest spiritual affection as when we are taught that "God is love." Charity has so far swung aside from this original meaning that probably it never can be recalled (compare BENEVOLENCE). The Revised Version uses love in place of charity in 1 Cor. xiii, and elsewhere. Love is more intense, absorbing, and tender than friendship, more intense, impulsive, and perhaps passionate than affection; we speak of fervent love, but of deep or tender affection, or of close, firm, strong friendship. Love is used specifically for personal affection between the sexes in the highest sense, the love that normally leads to marriage, and subsists throughout all happy wedded life. Love can never properly denote mere animal passion, which is expressed by such words as appetite, desire, lust. One may properly be said to have love for animals, for inanimate objects, or for abstract qualities that enlist the affections, as we speak of love for a horse or a dog, for mountains, woods, ocean, or of love of nature, and love of virtue. Love of articles of food is better expressed by liking, as love, in its full sense, expresses something spiritual and reciprocal, such as can have no place in connection with objects that minister merely to the senses. Compare ATTACHMENT; FRIENDSHIP.

    See synonyms for ANTIPATHY; ENMITY; HATRED.

    Synonyms:
    affection, attachment, charity, devotion, fondness, friendship, liking, love, regard, tenderness

    Preposition:
    Love of country; for humanity; love to God and man.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. attraction

    Antonyms:
    repulsion, disinclination, aversion, indisposition, deformity, repugnance

    Synonyms:
    inducement, influence, adduction, inclination, disposition, charm, beauty, allurement

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. attraction, attractive forcenoun

    the force by which one object attracts another

    Antonyms:
    repulsion, repulsive force

    Synonyms:
    attractive feature, attractive force, drawing card, attracter, attractiveness, magnet, attractor, draw

  2. attractionnoun

    an entertainment that is offered to the public

    Antonyms:
    repulsion, repulsive force

    Synonyms:
    attractive feature, attractive force, drawing card, attracter, attractiveness, magnet, attractor, draw

  3. attraction, attractivenessnoun

    the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts

    "her personality held a strange attraction for him"

    Antonyms:
    repulsive force, repulsion

    Synonyms:
    attractive feature, attractive force, drawing card, attracter, attractiveness, magnet, attractor, draw

  4. attraction, attractor, attracter, attractive feature, magnetnoun

    a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts

    "flowers are an attractor for bees"

    Antonyms:
    repulsive force, repulsion

    Synonyms:
    attractive feature, attractive force, drawing card, attracter, attractiveness, magnet, attractor, draw

  5. drawing card, draw, attraction, attractor, attracternoun

    an entertainer who attracts large audiences

    "he was the biggest drawing card they had"

    Antonyms:
    repulsive force, repulsion

    Synonyms:
    attractive feature, leader, standoff, lot, drawing card, attractor, haul, draw play, hook, tie, draw, hooking, draw poker, attractiveness, haulage, attracter, magnet, loss leader, attractive force

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. attractionnoun

    Antonyms:
    repulsion, repellence, repugnance, antipathy

    Synonyms:
    allurement, fascination, charm, inducement, witchery, magnetism, enticement, lure

  2. attractionnoun

    Synonyms:
    chemism, affinity (chemical attraction)

How to use attraction in a sentence?

  1. Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice:

    Excuse me, for I must speak plainly. If you, my dear father, will not take the trouble of checking her exuberant spirits, and of teaching her that her present pursuits are not to be the business of her life, she will soon be beyond the reach of amendment. Her character will be fixed, and she will, at sixteen, be the most determined flirt that ever made herself or her family ridiculous; a flirt, too, in the worst and meanest degree of flirtation; without any attraction beyond youth and a tolerable person; and, from the ignorance

  2. The USCCB:

    The Equality Act purports to protect people experiencing same-sex attraction or gender discordance from unjust discrimination. Although this is a worthy purpose, the Equality Act does not serve it, and instead of respecting differences in beliefs about marriage and sexuality, the Equality Act discriminates against people of faith precisely because of those beliefs. In the process, the Equality Act codifies the new ideology of ‘gender’ in federal law, dismissing sexual difference and falsely presenting ‘gender’ as only a social construct.

  3. Pope Francis:

    As a result, the great ideas which once inspired Europe seem to have lost their attraction, only to be replaced by the bureaucratic technicalities of its institutions.

  4. Cometan:

    No different from others of my age am I for I feel the pressures of the age in which I live: that of attraction, wealth and popularity.

  5. Aristides Aloice Kashula:

    In my opinion, chimps are important for the country's economic growth, they can be used as a national symbol for tourist attraction into this area of Tanzania, generating income which should later be used for sustainable development of the communities.

How to pronounce attraction?

Alex
US English
Daniel
British
Karen
Australian
Veena
Indian

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#29456aversion
#48486deformity
#53901repulsion
#143011repugnance
#164981disinclination
#204672indisposition

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