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 And the normal dislike of an opponent by the time a series reaches seven games is doubled by life inside the bubble. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, "Celtics, Raptors can't stand each other at this point. And sharing the same hotel, there's no escape.," 10 Sep. 2020 Such a lack of empathy and dislike of flexibility have been a major deterrent to female participation in the Indian IT sector, especially in leadership roles. Itika Sharma Punit, Quartz India, "It took a pandemic for India’s tech industry to grasp the benefits of working from home," 20 Dec. 2020 Animal rights advocates said that fear and dislike of dogs may be aggravated by some owners who neglect to leash or muzzle their pets. New York Times, "A Chinese County Aims to Curb Dog Walking by Threatening to Kill the Dog," 19 Nov. 2020 Felix, who faces off against Roberts in court as an attorney for the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights, has made no secret of her dislike for the prosecutor. Matt Sledge, NOLA.com, "Two Juvenile Court judge runoffs in New Orleans to influence criminal justice system," 18 Nov. 2020 One of his final duties as a senior is to fuel their fire and dislike for the Wolverines. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State football's Antjuan Simmons has a prediction vs. Michigan," 30 Oct. 2020 And the normal dislike of an opponent by the time a series reaches seven games is doubled by life inside the bubble. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, "December opener unlikely, Raptors-Celtics can’t stand each other, ‘Balkan Boys’ backstory, GM’s rethinking travel: NBA playoffs news and notes," 11 Sep. 2020 Cattrall has been extremely vocal about both her dislike of her former co-star and her desire to be left out of any potential revivals or features. Halle Kiefer, Vulture, "Wonder No More, Carrie: the HBO Max Sex and the City Reboot Is Actually Happening," 10 Jan. 2021 This is not the first time the actor and frequent Saturday Night Live guest has tweeted harsh comments regarding his dislike of the president. Emma Colton, Washington Examiner, "Alec Baldwin lists violent ways to get Trump out of White House if he 'refuses to concede'," 21 Dec. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The company’s eponymous product are popular for their comfort -- although some dislike the appearance and argue they shouldn’t be used outside of the home. Rick Clough, Bloomberg.com, "Crocs Sees Best Sales Ever With Pandemic Giving Clogs New Life," 11 Jan. 2021 The company’s eponymous product are popular for their comfort — although some dislike the appearance and argue they shouldn’t be used outside of the home. BostonGlobe.com, "Biogen gets stock bump on Eli Lilly Alzheimer’s news," 11 Jan. 2021 Parents who dislike the school assignments have until Feb. 7 to request that their child be enrolled in a different school. Mara Klecker, Star Tribune, "Minneapolis schools host virtual open houses for families to check out new school assignments," 7 Jan. 2021 Trump may prove easier to ignore as a former president, at least by those who dislike his politics or his bombastic, truth-bending style. Washington Post, "Trump’s power on Twitter, Facebook will outlive his presidency," 6 Nov. 2020 But in these states there are about one in five voters who dislike the way the president handles himself personally but are voting for him anyway. Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus, Anthony Salvanto, CBS News, "Trump-Biden race is tight in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina — CBS News Battleground Tracker poll," 25 Oct. 2020 If Trump had any hope of winning Sanders voters, his best shot would be with those who already dislike Biden. Joshua Green, Bloomberg.com, "Trump Is Wrong: He Isn’t Winning Bernie Sanders Voters," 14 Oct. 2020 The stadium is fine, and optimally located within the Class A California League, but major league teams dislike the high-desert winds that complicate the development and evaluation of pitchers. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, "L.A. County’s lone minor league team is one of dozens of affiliates eliminated by MLB," 9 Dec. 2020 And having noticed the effort that’s gone into propping Biden up, people could dislike it, and reject it. Jack Butler, National Review, "The Limits of Left-Wing Dominance," 16 Dec. 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

9 Mar 2021

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“Dislike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dislike. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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More Definitions for dislike

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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