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

The whole process, invigorating at first after Immelt’s dislike of dissent, quickly became grating to the top executives. Thomas Gryta And Ted Mann, WSJ, "GE Powered the American Century—Then It Burned Out," 14 Dec. 2018 The video now has received more than 10 million dislikes, Julia Alexander reports: an all-time record. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Why we can’t stop debating whether Facebook sells data," 14 Dec. 2018 The dislike rose last fall, after Trump retweeted a British fringe group’s anti-Muslim videos, with members of Parliament deriding him. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump Coming to U.K. in July But Will Protesters Get a Look-In?," 27 Apr. 2018 The guidelines, published in 2014, had long been the focus of conservative dislike, and Mrs. DeVos had targeted them for elimination even before the Parkland shooting. Michelle Hackman, WSJ, "Trump School-Safety Panel Targets Obama Policy on Race and Discipline," 18 Dec. 2018 Customers fill out an online survey about their likes and dislikes, then a company stylist assembles a box of clothing and sends it out. David Gelles, New York Times, "Katrina Lake of Stitch Fix on Building Diverse Teams," 1 June 2018 While president, the elder Bush famously declared his dislike of broccoli. Deb Riechmann, The Seattle Times, "Memories of Bush humor brought smiles to sorrowful farewell," 5 Dec. 2018 In addition to this dislike for each other, distrust of politicians and institutions also has grown. James A. Baker Iii, WSJ, "John McCain and the Dying Art of Political Compromise," 29 Aug. 2018 Every day, billions of dollars change hands, and countless decisions are made, on the basis of our likes and dislikes, our friends and families, our relationships and conversations, our wishes and fears, our hopes and dreams. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Tim Cook calls for strong US privacy law, rips “data-industrial complex”," 24 Oct. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Photo: WireImage That’s not to say that the harness has been universally disliked. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "The Hottest New Fashion Trend for Men Is...Harnesses?," 11 Feb. 2019 Polls show people chiefly blame Trump and Republicans for the shutdown and widely dislike the wall. Andrew Taylor, The Seattle Times, "GOP leaders signal no taste for renewing shutdown over wall," 29 Jan. 2019 Waechtler said that students and staff who were asked about calendar options during the construction years disliked not having enough time off during the year to rest or catch up on work. Kathy Routliffe, chicagotribune.com, "New Trier considers adjusting school year calendar, possibly moving finals before winter break," 11 June 2018 John Lennon disliked his voice John Lennon was insecure about his own voice and frequently asked producer George Martin to disguise it on Beatles records. John Harrington And Charles Stockdale, USA TODAY, "50 fascinating facts you may not know about The Beatles," 10 July 2018 Around him are restaurants, hair salons and a grocery store (as well as a strip club, Déjà Vu Showgirls, disliked but tolerated, according to Maudah and others). Nina Shapiro, The Seattle Times, "South King County tries to ride the development wave. Will an immigrant community be crushed?," 9 June 2018 Many lawmakers disliked Ducey's plan Members of both parties panned his proposal. Dustin Gardiner, azcentral, "Arizona Democrats tell Gov. Doug Ducey: Call special session on gun control laws now," 18 May 2018 Russian President Vladimir Putin remains deeply disliked in the US, with 77% expressing unfavorable opinions, up from 71% saying so just before Trump's inauguration in January 2017. Jennifer Agiesta, CNN, "CNN Poll: Republicans shifting negative on Mueller's investigation," 10 May 2018 There’s a vocal crowd of users who passionately dislike these butterfly keyboards. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "2018 15-inch MacBook Pro review: Better, faster, stronger?," 24 July 2018

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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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