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dislike

noun dis·like \ (ˌ)dis-ˈlīk , ˈdis-ˌlīk \
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

Definition of dislike

plural dislikes
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

Examples of dislike in a Sentence

  1. we have a strong dislike for olives and wouldn't eat them even if we were paid

  2. the public's general dislike of negative campaign ads

Recent Examples of dislike from the Web

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First Known Use of dislike

1567

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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dislike

verb

Definition of dislike

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

disliker

noun

Examples of dislike in a Sentence

  1. I dislike basketball, but I enjoy baseball.

  2. Most people dislike it when they are told what to do.

Recent Examples of dislike from the Web

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First Known Use of dislike

1567

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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NEW! Time Traveler

DISLIKE Defined for English Language Learners

dislike

Definition of dislike for English Language Learners

  • : a feeling of not liking or approving of something or someone

  • : something that you do not like, approve of, or enjoy


dislike

Definition of dislike for English Language Learners

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


DISLIKE Defined for Kids

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dislike

noun dis·like \ dis-ˈlīk \

Definition of dislike for Students

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

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dislike

verb

Definition of dislike for Students

disliked; disliking
: to not like or approve of


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