What does dislike mean?

dislike meaning in General Dictionary

a sense of positive and in most cases permanent aversion to some thing unpleasant uncongenial or unpleasant disapprobation repugnance displeasure disfavor the opposite of taste or fondness

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  • To consider with dislike or aversion to disapprove to disrelish
  • have actually or feel a dislike or distaste for
  • a desire to withhold endorsement from some individual or team
  • a feeling of aversion or antipathy
  • To respect with dislike or aversion; to disapprove; to disrelish.
  • To awaken dislike in; to displease.
  • A feeling of positive and in most cases permanent aversion to anything unpleasant, uncongenial, or unpleasant; disapprobation; repugnance; displeasure; disfavor; -- the opposite of taste or fondness.
  • Discord; dissension.

dislike meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1540s (suggested in disliking), hybrid which ousted local mislike because the opposite of like (v.). Relevant: Disliked; disliking. English in 16c. also had the excellent dislove "hate, stop to love," however it did not survive.


dislike meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To consider with dislike or aversion; to disapprove; to disrelish.

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  • (v. t.) To awaken dislike in; to displease.
  • (letter.) A sense of positive and in most cases permanent aversion to something unpleasant, uncongenial, or unpleasant; disapprobation; repugnance; displeasure; disfavor; -- the contrary of preference or fondness.
  • (n.) Discord; dissension.

Sentence Examples with the word dislike

In the East (Council of Ephesus, 431) he was helped by the entanglement of Pelagianism with Nestorianism, just as in the West the ruin of Nestorian prospects was occasioned partly by dislike for the better known system of Pelagianism.

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