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 addition to their mutual dislike for Obama, the men share an iconoclastic, populist style of politics and a disdain for the media. Yasmeen Serhan, The Atlantic, "The World Leaders Emboldened by Trump," 19 Oct. 2020 But one woman on my team has taken a very strong dislike to me. Roxane Gay, New York Times, "My Boss’s Drinking Is Getting Worse. How Do We Intervene?," 16 Oct. 2020 After the cameras stopped, the two were chatting in the studio, with Athens talking again about her dislike for the mayor. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "How a TV interview spiraled into a scandal that led to the resignation of Anchorage’s mayor," 15 Oct. 2020 Journalists’ dislike for Mr Trump, according to Mr Mulligan, blinds them to many of the administration’s genuine economic successes. The Economist, "Watered with liberal tears How the American economy did under Donald Trump," 14 Oct. 2020 It’s not a debate, a disagreement or a dislike of a story. Adrian Vore, San Diego Union-Tribune, "The story behind newspaper corrections," 9 Oct. 2020 But dislike is not a sufficient reason for abstaining. Scott Davidson, The Conversation, "Why there is no ethical reason not to vote (unless you come down with COVID-19 on Election Day)," 29 Sep. 2020 Another common reason for not voting is dislike of the candidates. Scott Davidson, The Conversation, "Why there is no ethical reason not to vote (unless you come down with COVID-19 on Election Day)," 29 Sep. 2020 But our dislike and distrust of the other team — known as out-party antipathy — is growing, Krosnick says. Stephanie Anderson Witmer, Good Housekeeping, "Why Politics Makes You So Angry, According to Psychologists," 24 Aug. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In general, most employees love working from home but dislike the sudden changes to work and life that have been experienced by so many in 2020, as well as the underlying issues the pandemic has brought to light. chicagotribune.com, "The real pros and cons of working from home," 15 Oct. 2020 Many of the country’s urban intellectuals dislike the American president, and he is regularly mocked on Indian social media platforms. New York Times, "He Built a Trump Statue and Worshiped It. Then He Collapsed.," 14 Oct. 2020 This suggests that negative campaign advertising carries out a strategy to depress overall voter turnout by making voters dislike both candidates. Scott Davidson, The Conversation, "Why there is no ethical reason not to vote (unless you come down with COVID-19 on Election Day)," 29 Sep. 2020 Biden did try to stay on topic for the most part, only engaging in the back-and-forth when drawn into it by Trump, likely in an attempt to appear presidential and convince voters who dislike Trump’s abrasive style to switch sides. cleveland, "Constant interruptions, insults, obscure substantive discussion at first presidential debate in Cleveland," 29 Sep. 2020 Some people dislike the statewide mask order out of principle. Ike Morgan | Imorgan@al.com, al, "The mask order, hurricane scams and Church of the Highlands," 29 Sep. 2020 Those who dislike President Donald Trump may think it’s OK to let the Democrats run things for four years. Joseph Olson, Star Tribune, "Beware a filibuster-free Senate," 6 Oct. 2020 Apple retorts that those who dislike its rules have plenty of alternatives. Daniel Tenreiro, National Review, "The Capital Note: Surge in Entrepreneurship amid Pandemic," 30 Sep. 2020 The measures taken by the town, and the arrests by police had the support of most local residents and business owners, who generally dislike the annual, unauthorized car rally, Meehan said. Colin Campbell, baltimoresun.com, "Ocean City officials defend large-scale police response to ‘H20i’ car rally: ‘Ugly at times ... but the plan worked’," 28 Sep. 2020

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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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The first known use of dislike was in 1567

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Last Updated

22 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Dislike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dislike. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for dislike

dislike

noun
How to pronounce dislike (audio)

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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