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: not likable : disagreeable, unpleasant
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bad, bitter, disagreeable, displeasing, distasteful, harsh, icky, nasty, rotten, sour, uncongenial, unpalatable, unpleasant, unpleasing, unsavory, unwelcome, wicked, yucky (also yukky)
agreeable, congenial, good, grateful, gratifying, nice, palatable, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, satisfying, welcome
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15th century, in the meaning defined above
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: not attractive
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