dislike

  • 1dislike — dis*like , n. 1. A feeling of positive and usually permanent aversion to something unpleasant, uncongenial, or offensive; disapprobation; repugnance; displeasure; disfavor; the opposite of liking or fondness. [1913 Webster] God s grace . . .… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2dislike — n Dislike, distaste, aversion, disfavor mean the state of mind of one who is not drawn to or turns from or avoids a person or thing; often these terms imply the manifestation of the state of mind. Dislike normally suggests the finding of… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3dislike — verb. The normal construction is with an object, which can be a noun (We dislike modern art) or a verbal noun (They dislike being absent). It is non standard to follow dislike with a to infinitive, although this is sometimes found: • ☒ She was… …

    Modern English usage

  • 4Dislike — Dis*like , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disliked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disliking}.] 1. To regard with dislike or aversion; to disapprove; to disrelish. [1913 Webster] Every nation dislikes an impost. Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. To awaken dislike in; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5dislike — [n] antagonism, hatred toward something animosity, animus, antipathy, aversion, deprecation, detestation, disapprobation, disapproval, disesteem, disfavor, disgust, disinclination, displeasure, dissatisfaction, distaste, enmity, hostility,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6dislike — ► VERB ▪ feel distaste for or hostility towards. ► NOUN 1) a feeling of dislike. 2) a thing that is disliked. DERIVATIVES dislikable (also dislikeable) adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7dislike — I noun abhorrence, abomination, animosity, animus, antagonism, antipathy, aversion, contempt, detestation, disaffection, disapprobation, disapproval, discomfort, disdain, disfavor, disgust, disinclination, disparagement, displeasure,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 8dislike — (v.) 1540s (implied in disliking), hybrid which ousted native mislike as the opposite of LIKE (Cf. like). Related: Disliked; disliking. English in 16c. also had the excellent dislove hate, cease to love, but it did not survive …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9dislike — [dis līk′] vt. disliked, disliking to have a feeling of not liking; feel aversion to; have objections to n. 1. a feeling of not liking; distaste; aversion; antipathy 2. something disliked dislikable adj. dislikeable …

    English World dictionary

  • 10dislike — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 feeling of not liking sb/sth ADJECTIVE ▪ deep, extreme, great, intense, real, strong, violent, visceral ▪ Several …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11Dislike — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Dislike >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 dislike dislike distaste disrelish disinclination displacency GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 reluctance reluctance Sgm: N 2 backwardness backwardness &c.(unwillingness) 603 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12dislike — I UK [dɪsˈlaɪk] / US verb [transitive] Word forms dislike : present tense I/you/we/they dislike he/she/it dislikes present participle disliking past tense disliked past participle disliked ** Other ways of saying dislike: not like to not have… …

    English dictionary

  • 13dislike — dis|like1 [dısˈlaık] v [T not in progressive] to think someone or something is unpleasant and not like them ≠ ↑like ▪ Why do you dislike her so much? dislike doing sth ▪ I dislike being the centre of attention. dislike 2 dis|like2 [dısˈlaık,… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14dislike — dis|like1 [ dıs laık ] verb transitive ** to not like someone or something: Philip thoroughly disliked her. He is widely disliked at every level of politics. dislike doing something: Cats dislike getting their fur wet. ─ opposite LIKE dislike… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15dislike — [[t]dɪ̱sla͟ɪk[/t]] dislikes, disliking, disliked 1) VERB If you dislike someone or something, you consider them to be unpleasant and do not like them. [V n] Liver is a great favourite of his and we don t serve it often because so many people… …

    English dictionary

  • 16dislike — 1 verb (transitive, not in progressive) to think someone or something is unpleasant and not like them: Why do you dislike her so much? | dislike doing sth: Tom dislikes going to the dentist, that s why he s crabby. 2 noun 1 (C, U) a feeling of… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English