distaste

[ dis-teyst ]
/ dɪsˈteɪst /

noun

dislike; disinclination.
dislike for food or drink.

verb (used with object), dis·tast·ed, dis·tast·ing.

Archaic. to dislike.

Nearby words

  1. distance university,
  2. distant,
  3. distant early warning,
  4. distant flap,
  5. distantly,
  6. distasteful,
  7. distelfink,
  8. distemper,
  9. distemperature,
  10. distemperoid

Origin of distaste

First recorded in 1580–90; dis-1 + taste

Synonym study

1. See dislike.

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British Dictionary definitions for distaste

distaste

/ (dɪsˈteɪst) /

noun

(often foll by for) an absence of pleasure (in); dislike (of); aversion (to)to look at someone with distaste

verb

(tr) an archaic word for dislike
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Word Origin and History for distaste

distaste

n.

1590s, from dis- + taste.

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