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Webster 1913 Edition


dislike

dis-like′

,
Noun.
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.
God’s grace . . . gives him continual
dislike
to sin.
Hammond.
The hint malevolent, the look oblique,
The obvious satire, or implied
dislike
.
Hannah More.
We have spoken of the
dislike
of these excellent women for Sheridan and Fox.
J. Morley.
His
dislike
of a particular kind of sensational stories.
A. W. Ward.
Syn. – Distaste; disinclination; disapprobation; disfavor; disaffection; displeasure; disrelish; aversion; reluctance; repugnance; disgust; antipathy. –
Dislike
,
Aversion
,
Reluctance
,
Repugnance
,
Disgust
,
Antipathy
. Dislike is the more general term, applicable to both persons and things and arising either from feeling or judgment. It may mean little more than want of positive liking; but antipathy, repugnance, disgust, and aversion are more intense phases of dislike. Aversion denotes a fixed and habitual dislike;
as, an
aversion
to or for business
. Reluctance and repugnance denote a mental strife or hostility something proposed (repugnance being the stronger);
as, a
reluctance
to make the necessary sacrifices, and a
repugnance
to the submission required
. Disgust is repugnance either of taste or moral feeling;
as, a
disgust
at gross exhibitions of selfishness
. Antipathy is primarily an instinctive feeling of dislike of a thing, such as most persons feel for a snake. When used figuratively, it denotes a correspondent dislike for certain persons, modes of acting, etc. Men have an aversion to what breaks in upon their habits; a reluctance and repugnance to what crosses their will; a disgust at what offends their sensibilities; and are often governed by antipathies for which they can give no good reason.

Webster 1828 Edition


Dislike

DISLIKE

,
Noun.
[dis and like.]
1.
Disapprobation; disinclination; displeasure; aversion; a moderate degree of hatred. A man shows his dislike to measures which he disapproves, to a proposal which he is disinclined to accept, and to food which he does not relish. All wise and good men manifest their dislike to folly.
2.
Discord; disagreement. [Not in use.]

DISLIKE

,
Verb.
T.
1.
To disapprove; to regard with some aversion or displeasure. We dislike proceedings which we deem wrong; we dislike persons of evil habit; we dislike whatever gives us pain.
2.
To disrelish; to regard with some disgust; as, to dislike particular kinds of food.

Definition 2022


dislike

dislike

English

Noun

dislike (plural dislikes)

  1. An attitude or a feeling of distaste or aversion.

Translations

Verb

dislike (third-person singular simple present dislikes, present participle disliking, simple past and past participle disliked)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To displease; to offend. (In third-person only.) [16th-19th c.]
  2. (transitive) To have a feeling of aversion or antipathy towards; not to like. [from 16th c.]
  3. (Internet) To give a negative review.
    Rebecca Black's Friday video is notorious for being one of the most disliked videos in YouTube history.

Usage notes

  • This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing). See Appendix:English catenative verbs

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