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dislike

noun dis·like \ (ˌ)dis-ˈlīk , ˈdis-ˌ \

Definition of dislike

1 :a feeling of aversion or disapproval
2 obsolete :discord

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

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First Known Use of dislike

1567


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dislike

verb

Definition of dislike

transitive verb
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

dislike Synonyms

Synonyms
disfavor, disrelish, mislike
Antonyms
adore, cotton (to), delight (in), dig, enjoy, fancy, groove (on), like, love, relish, revel (in)
Related Words
abhor, abominate, detest, execrate, hate, loathe, resent; condemn, despise, scorn; cringe (at), disapprove (of), frown (on or upon), mind, object (to), shy (from or away from)
Near Antonyms
admire, appreciate, cherish, esteem, regard, respect; adore, deify, idolize, revere, reverence, venerate, worship; prize, treasure, value; drink (in), savor (also savour); dote (on), idolize; favor, prefer

DISLIKE Defined for English Language Learners

dislike

noun

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

verb

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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