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[mis-lahyk] /mɪsˈlaɪk/
verb (used with object), misliked, misliking. Archaic.
to dislike.
to displease.
Origin of mislike
before 900; Middle English misliken, Old English mislīcian. See mis-1, like2
Related forms
misliker, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for mislike
Historical Examples
  • Or is it unkindness to let him see that I mislike his capers?

    The Tavern Knight Rafael Sabatini
  • Perhaps I am a coward, but I mislike these roving night-hands.

    Love-at-Arms Raphael Sabatini
  • So highly did they mislike this unmercifull spoyling and deceiving our brethren.

  • Now I hold not with them who mislike these games altogether.

    With the King at Oxford Alfred J. Church
  • Nor did Sir Gawain mislike his fair son, whom he caressed right often.

  • We mislike no bishops save that they stand by a tyrannous church.

    Oliver Cromwell John Drinkwater
  • "The one thing about it that I mislike is that we seem to be running away from hearsay," I said.

    A King's Comrade Charles Whistler
  • "It is an ill-smelling spot; I mislike it myself," answered Catesby.

    The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn Evelyn Everett-Green
  • He has written something they mislike, and they mean to have him back to answer for it.

    The Secret Chamber at Chad Evelyn Everett-Green
  • If they mislike his sentiments they express their contempt for them by groans, if they approve, they clash their spears together.

    Theodoric the Goth Thomas Hodgkin
British Dictionary definitions for mislike


verb (transitive)
to dislike
dislike or aversion
Derived Forms
misliker, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for mislike

Old English mislician "to be displeasing;" see mis- (1) + like (v.). Sense of "to be displeased with" is attested from 1510s. Related: Misliked; misliking.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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