verb (used with object), mis·liked, mis·lik·ing. Archaic.

to dislike.
to displease.

Origin of mislike

before 900; Middle English misliken, Old English mislīcian. See mis-1, like2
Related formsmis·lik·er, noun
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verb (tr)

to dislike

noun Also: misliking

dislike or aversion
Derived Formsmisliker, noun
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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.

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