dislikable

adjective
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 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, "The Rise and Fall of Booth Tarkington," 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, "Great work of Shepard, Moreau, Landau and Romero lives on," 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 3 Jul. 2020.

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