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verb (used with object), dis·tast·ed, dis·tast·ing.
  1. Archaic. to dislike.

Origin of distaste

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

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1. See dislike.
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Historical Examples of distaste

  • Sigmund shrunk a little away from his uncle, not timidly, but with some distaste.

    The First Violin

    Jessie Fothergill

  • Lydia asked scornfully, with a distaste she didn't propose to lessen.

    The Prisoner

    Alice Brown

  • "I'm going to ask you a question," said Jeffrey shortly, in his distaste for asking it at all.

    The Prisoner

    Alice Brown

  • She was quite conscious of his distaste, but it didn't trouble her.

    The Prisoner

    Alice Brown

  • Young Powell asked himself with some distaste what was the meaning of these utterances.


    Joseph Conrad

British Dictionary definitions for distaste


  1. (often foll by for) an absence of pleasure (in); dislike (of); aversion (to)to look at someone with distaste
  1. (tr) an archaic word for dislike
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Word Origin and History for distaste

1590s, from dis- + taste.

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