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

Examples of dislikable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The networks were especially wary of dislikable lead characters back then, aware that mainstream viewers often click away from pathology and ugliness. Matthew Gilbert, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Feb. 2023 Even the most dislikable, retrograde, and self-absorbed conductors understand that their mission is to cajole great music out of talented colleagues, the ones who actually do all the blowing and bowing. Justin Davidson, Vulture, 11 Oct. 2022 Known mostly for amiable performances in romantic comedies and action flicks, the actress here is raw and courageously dislikable. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 22 Nov. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dislikable was in 1843

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“Dislikable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dislikable. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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