distaste

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verb

dis·​taste (ˌ)dis-ˈtāst How to pronounce distaste (audio)
distasted; distasting; distastes

transitive verb

1
archaic : to feel aversion to
2
archaic : offend, displease

intransitive verb

obsolete : to have an offensive taste

distaste

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noun

1
a
archaic : dislike of food or drink
b
: aversion, disinclination
a distaste for opera
2
obsolete : annoyance, discomfort

Examples of distaste in a Sentence

Noun “I see you still smoke,” she said with distaste. usually views abstract paintings with distaste
Recent Examples on the Web
Verb
In conversations with voters across the country this week, many echoed that sense of fatigue and distaste for another Trump-Biden face-off. USA TODAY, 19 Jan. 2024 That Never Was His reasoning, however, was not due to distaste for the song. Abby Stern, Peoplemag, 30 Jan. 2024
Noun
The defense also attempted to shroud the case in doubt after presenting text messages sent by lead investigator on the case, Massachusetts State Police Trooper Michael Proctor, that displayed the officer’s distaste for Read. Solcyré Burga, TIME, 13 June 2024 Sometimes, an instant distaste destroys the relationship. Kathryn Vanarendonk, Vulture, 4 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for distaste 

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Word History

First Known Use

Verb

1592, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

1584, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of distaste was in 1584

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Cite this Entry

“Distaste.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/distaste. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

distaste

noun
dis·​taste
(ˈ)dis-ˈtāst
: a strong dislike : aversion

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