dis·​lik·​able | \ (ˌ)dis-ˈlī-kə-bəl How to pronounce dislikable (audio) \
variants: or less commonly dislikeable

Definition of dislikable

: easy to dislike

Examples of dislikable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That is doubly true for women of color; Harris is a U.S. senator and a former attorney general of California, but Donald Trump has portrayed her as pushy, dislikable, and alien, drawing on the most tedious racist and sexist tropes. Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker, 20 Dec. 2020 Roberta is increasingly dislikable and decreasingly interesting, while Alice, through it all, is the sum of Ms. Streep’s blithe inventions and resourceful quirks, meaning a charming cipher. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, 10 Dec. 2020 Throughout, Neumann is dislikable but not demonized. The New Yorker, 7 Dec. 2020 Viewing opposing partisans as different, or even as dislikable or immoral, may not be problematic in isolation. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 29 Oct. 2020 Its central character, George Minafer—the grandson of the most magnificent of the Ambersons—is a thoroughly dislikable boy and young man: selfish, indulged, unkind. Robert Gottlieb, The New Yorker, 4 Nov. 2019 Playing an insecure alternative journalist, a dislikable but not-unrelatable character, Heard is very much a part of the satisfaction, even if Jeff Goldbum (as the stoner rock critic) got the laughs. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, 3 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of dislikable

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Dislikable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dislikable. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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