Thesaurus

dislike

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of dislike

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a strong feeling of not liking or approving
  • we have a strong dislike for olives and wouldn't eat them even if we were paid

Synonyms for dislike

Words Related to dislike

Near Antonyms for dislike

Antonyms for dislike

2 refusal to accept as right or desirable
  • the public's general dislike of negative campaign ads

Synonyms for dislike

Words Related to dislike

Near Antonyms for dislike

Antonyms for dislike

dislike

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of dislike (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to feel dislike for
  • the two dogs disliked each other the first time they met, and never did become friends

Synonyms for dislike

Words Related to dislike

Near Antonyms for dislike

Antonyms for dislike

2 to hold an unfavorable opinion of
  • dislike the governor's heavy-handed way of pushing his agenda

Synonyms for dislike

Words Related to dislike

Phrases Synonymous with dislike

Near Antonyms for dislike

Antonyms for dislike

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about dislike

Time Traveler for dislike

Time Traveler

The first known use of dislike was in 1567

See more words from the same year

Cite this Entry

“Dislike.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dislike. Accessed 25 January 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on dislike

Dictionary: Definition of dislike

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with dislike

Spanish Central: Translation of dislike

Nglish: Translation of dislike for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of dislike for Arabic Speakers

Comments on dislike

What made you want to look up dislike? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

dull or mediocre

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!