- dislike; disinclination.
- dislike for food or drink.
- Archaic. to dislike.
Origin of distaste
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1. aversion, repugnance, disgust.
1. See dislike.
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Examples from the Web for distaste
We also have a language filled with distaste for the civilian “others.”A Veteran’s View: NYC Cold War Between Cops and City Hall
December 29, 2014
Perhaps ascribing a distaste for the Oscar winner and soon-to-be Interstellar star is an overstatement.Do We Still Hate Anne Hathaway?
November 5, 2014
His distaste derives from a basic confusion in the position of the puritanical prescriptivist.Go Ahead, End With a Preposition: Grammar Rules We All Can Live With
November 3, 2014
Colbert and Lampkin are not alone in their distaste for the online behemoth.Amazon Won’t Kill the Indie Bookstore
July 30, 2014
Simon has previously spoken about the latter of the two focuses––specifically, his distaste for it.David Simon Says ‘The Wire’ Wouldn’t Survive on TV Today
April 25, 2014
Sigmund shrunk a little away from his uncle, not timidly, but with some distaste.The First Violin
Lydia asked scornfully, with a distaste she didn't propose to lessen.
"I'm going to ask you a question," said Jeffrey shortly, in his distaste for asking it at all.
She was quite conscious of his distaste, but it didn't trouble her.
Young Powell asked himself with some distaste what was the meaning of these utterances.Chance
- (often foll by for) an absence of pleasure (in); dislike (of); aversion (to)to look at someone with distaste
- (tr) an archaic word for dislike
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Word Origin and History for distaste
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