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View synonyms for dislike

dislike

[ dis-lahyk ]

verb (used with object)

, dis·liked, dis·lik·ing.
  1. to regard with displeasure, antipathy, or aversion:

    I dislike working. I dislike oysters.



noun

  1. a feeling of aversion; antipathy:

    a strong dislike for Bach.

    Synonyms: disrelish

dislike

/ dɪsˈlaɪk /

verb

  1. tr to consider unpleasant or disagreeable


noun

  1. a feeling of aversion or antipathy
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Derived Forms

  • disˈlikable, adjective
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Other Words From

  • dis·lika·ble dis·likea·ble adjective
  • predis·like noun verb (used with object) predisliked predisliking
  • self-dis·like noun
  • self-dis·liked adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of dislike1

First recorded in 1545–55; dis- 1 + like 2
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Synonym Study

Dislike, disgust, distaste, repugnance imply antipathy toward something. Dislike is a general word, sometimes connoting an inherent or permanent feeling of antipathy for something: to have a dislike for crowds. Disgust connotes a feeling of loathing for what is offensive to the feelings and sensibilities: He felt disgust at seeing such ostentation. Distaste implies a more or less settled dislike: to have distaste for spicy foods, for hard work. Repugnance is a strong feeling of aversion for, and antagonism toward, something: to feel repugnance for (or toward ) low criminals.
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Example Sentences

What’s more, Cape had a passionate dislike for fictional thrillers, which Plomer enjoyed.

From Ozy

Like Sam-I-Am and his dislike of green eggs and ham, dunning him for an entire lifetime to stick something, anything, in your rear end is an unseemly chore.

From Ozy

Tatsiana Maskalevich, a data scientist at clothing retailer Stitch Fix, calls the information its clients give the company—their size, age, likes and dislikes, and so on—“a data scientist’s goldmine.”

From Fortune

Many on the right dislike stakeholder capitalism because they fear it undercuts the economic discipline of shareholder governance.

From Fortune

On June 24, US Department of Justice whistleblower John Elias testified that attorney general William Barr ordered investigations of 10 cannabis mergers in the 2019 fiscal year based on personal dislike of the industry.

From Quartz

The Republicans he believes are driven at least in part by their intense dislike of Obama.

The more you try to force your beliefs on others, the more people dislike you.

Happily, the people at Atari dislike lurkers almost as much as I do.

They dislike cell phones and they are, for various practical reasons, somewhat secretive.

How could anyone think that their dislike of the Bee Gees made anything about Disco Demolition Night acceptable?

Without any known cause of offence, a tacit acknowledgement of mutual dislike was shewn by Louis and de Patinos.

Her own dislike (it was indeed no less than dislike) of the living lord, her lasting love for the dead one.

I have taken a violent dislike to more than one clever American man merely because he trailed his voice through his nose.

An incident of the campaign of 1806 gave the Marshal's enemies an excellent opening for showing their dislike.

We resided at Derby in a terrace on the outskirt of the town, much to my dislike, for monotonous rows of houses I have ever hated.

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