dislike

noun
dis·​like | \ (ˌ)dis-ˈlīk How to pronounce dislike (audio) , ˈdis-ˌlīk\
plural dislikes

Definition of dislike

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a feeling of aversion or disapproval
2 obsolete : discord
3 : something that a person habitually does not like or enjoy talking about his likes and dislikes

dislike

verb
disliked; disliking; dislikes

Definition of dislike (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to regard with dislike : disapprove
2 archaic : displease
3 obsolete : to show aversion to

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Other Words from dislike

Verb

disliker noun

Examples of dislike in a Sentence

Noun

we have a strong dislike for olives and wouldn't eat them even if we were paid the public's general dislike of negative campaign ads

Verb

I dislike basketball, but I enjoy baseball. Most people dislike it when they are told what to do.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

In effect, the app will profile your likes and dislikes, to target its recommendations that much more accurately. Wired, "Yelp Is Overhauling Its App to Emphasize Personalization," 27 Aug. 2019 Keen to her likes and dislikes, Hoover discovered that Sunshine loved cheese. Lisa Gregory, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Tales (tails?) from the Humane Society, the receptacle for lost and abandoned dogs, cats and even a kangaroo," 26 Aug. 2019 The businessman and conservative icon, who died today at age 79, made little secret of his dislike of the president or his policies—his tariffs, the travel ban, and almost everything else about him. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, "David Koch’s spirit is alive and well in the White House cabinet," 23 Aug. 2019 When asked about that Thursday, Hickenlooper returned to criticisms of Washington and said his desire to serve Colorado is stronger than his dislike of D.C. Justin Wingerter, The Denver Post, "John Hickenlooper still thinks D.C. is lousy. Opponents say he’s the wrong person to represent Colorado there.," 22 Aug. 2019 Observe the different roofing materials being used on surrounding properties, noting your likes and dislikes, and then research the various roofing codes dictated by your area. Kelly Dawson, House Beautiful, "What Type of Roofing Material Is Right for Your Home?," 3 July 2019 When a woman brings her boyfriend home for her sister’s wedding, her father, a former CIA agent, takes an instant dislike to him. Los Angeles Times, "Here are the feature and TV films airing the week of Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019," 11 Aug. 2019 There are, of course, evolutionary reasons for our dislike of certain creatures. Linda Rodriguez Mcrobbie, BostonGlobe.com, "These animals are so ugly. But we need them.," 2 Aug. 2019 That match ended in a 2-2 tie and Tijuana lost in penalty kicks, much to the dislike of many Xolos fans. Ivan Orozco, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Xolos squander lead, manage tie with Queretaro in Liga MX action," 28 July 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

But those episodes also illustrate the conundrum of Richard Sherman: Many of his critics who disliked the manner of his outspokenness couldn’t help but admire him for standing up and speaking his mind. The Si Staff, SI.com, "100 Figures Who Shaped the NFL’s First Century," 28 Aug. 2019 Nor would a closer relationship be popular with large numbers of British voters who heartily dislike Mr. Trump, not least for his positions on Iran and climate change. Stephen Castle, New York Times, "Boris Johnson Needs Help From Trump, but Not Too Much," 21 Aug. 2019 Google’s decision to allow the traditional three-button layout as an option in addition to this gesture system is a concession to everybody who dislikes this new system. Dieter Bohn, The Verge, "Android Q’s back gesture controversy, explained," 8 Aug. 2019 Enough of the voters who disliked both Trump and Clinton broke in Trump’s direction to give him a narrow victory in the Electoral College despite his big loss in the popular vote. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, "Where Do Trump and the Democrats Stand as the Summer Recess Arrives?," 3 Aug. 2019 The base of the Democratic party may be clamoring to see Trump frog-marched to Guantanamo Bay, but a majority of voters aren’t, including many who dislike Trump. Jonah Goldberg, National Review, "The Congressional Impeachment Show Needs to Be Canceled," 31 July 2019 There are many within the Rockies organization, then and now, who intensely dislike Tulo. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Saunders: Troy Tulowitzki was a great player, despite complicated Rockies legacy," 27 July 2019 And almost everyone in Redding will be supporting her on Sunday — even those who dislike her politics. Elliott Almond, The Mercury News, "Women’s World Cup: Hometown star stirs mixed feelings in California’s Trump country," 6 July 2019 One factor may have been that the target audience was mostly right-wing media consumers who already disliked Clinton. Ken Dilanian, NBC News, "New study shows Russian propaganda may really have helped Trump," 1 July 2019

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First Known Use of dislike

Noun

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Dictionary Entries near dislike

disleal

dislikable

dislikably

dislike

dislikeful

disliken

dislimb

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dislike

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dislike

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a feeling of not liking or approving of something or someone
: something that you do not like, approve of, or enjoy

dislike

verb

English Language Learners Definition of dislike (Entry 2 of 2)

: to not like (something or someone) : to feel dislike for (something or someone)

dislike

noun
dis·​like | \ dis-ˈlīk How to pronounce dislike (audio) \

Kids Definition of dislike

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a strong feeling of not liking or approving She quickly took a dislike to the game.

dislike

verb
disliked; disliking

Kids Definition of dislike (Entry 2 of 2)

: to not like or approve of

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