dislike

[[t]dɪ̱sla͟ɪk[/t]]
dislikes, disliking, disliked
1) VERB If you dislike someone or something, you consider them to be unpleasant and do not like them.

[V n] Liver is a great favourite of his and we don't serve it often because so many people dislike it...

[V n] David began to dislike all his television heroes who smoked.

2) N-UNCOUNT Dislike is the feeling that you do not like someone or something.

My dislike of thunder and even small earthquakes was due to Mother...

Years of dislike boiled over and blows were exchanged.

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3) N-COUNT: usu pl Your dislikes are the things that you do not like.

Consider what your likes and dislikes are about your job...

Strong irrational dislikes of other people can easily be picked up from others.

4) PHRASE: V inflects If you take a dislike to someone or something, you decide that you do not like them.

I took a violent dislike to him...

He may suddenly take a dislike to foods that he's previously enjoyed.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • dislike — n Dislike, distaste, aversion, disfavor mean the state of mind of one who is not drawn to or turns from or avoids a person or thing; often these terms imply the manifestation of the state of mind. Dislike normally suggests the finding of… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • dislike — verb. The normal construction is with an object, which can be a noun (We dislike modern art) or a verbal noun (They dislike being absent). It is non standard to follow dislike with a to infinitive, although this is sometimes found: • ☒ She was… …   Modern English usage

  • Dislike — Dis*like , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disliked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disliking}.] 1. To regard with dislike or aversion; to disapprove; to disrelish. [1913 Webster] Every nation dislikes an impost. Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. To awaken dislike in; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dislike — [n] antagonism, hatred toward something animosity, animus, antipathy, aversion, deprecation, detestation, disapprobation, disapproval, disesteem, disfavor, disgust, disinclination, displeasure, dissatisfaction, distaste, enmity, hostility,… …   New thesaurus

  • dislike — ► VERB ▪ feel distaste for or hostility towards. ► NOUN 1) a feeling of dislike. 2) a thing that is disliked. DERIVATIVES dislikable (also dislikeable) adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • dislike — I noun abhorrence, abomination, animosity, animus, antagonism, antipathy, aversion, contempt, detestation, disaffection, disapprobation, disapproval, discomfort, disdain, disfavor, disgust, disinclination, disparagement, displeasure,… …   Law dictionary

  • dislike — (v.) 1540s (implied in disliking), hybrid which ousted native mislike as the opposite of LIKE (Cf. like). Related: Disliked; disliking. English in 16c. also had the excellent dislove hate, cease to love, but it did not survive …   Etymology dictionary

  • dislike — [dis līk′] vt. disliked, disliking to have a feeling of not liking; feel aversion to; have objections to n. 1. a feeling of not liking; distaste; aversion; antipathy 2. something disliked dislikable adj. dislikeable …   English World dictionary

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  • Dislike — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Dislike >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 dislike dislike distaste disrelish disinclination displacency GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 reluctance reluctance Sgm: N 2 backwardness backwardness &c.(unwillingness) 603 …   English dictionary for students

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