dislike

  • 1 dislike — dis*like , n. 1. A feeling of positive and usually permanent aversion to something unpleasant, uncongenial, or offensive; disapprobation; repugnance; displeasure; disfavor; the opposite of liking or fondness. [1913 Webster] God s grace . . .… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 dislike — n Dislike, distaste, aversion, disfavor mean the state of mind of one who is not drawn to or turns from or avoids a person or thing; often these terms imply the manifestation of the state of mind. Dislike normally suggests the finding of… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 dislike — verb. The normal construction is with an object, which can be a noun (We dislike modern art) or a verbal noun (They dislike being absent). It is non standard to follow dislike with a to infinitive, although this is sometimes found: • ☒ She was… …

    Modern English usage

  • 4 Dislike — Dis*like , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disliked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disliking}.] 1. To regard with dislike or aversion; to disapprove; to disrelish. [1913 Webster] Every nation dislikes an impost. Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. To awaken dislike in; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 dislike — [n] antagonism, hatred toward something animosity, animus, antipathy, aversion, deprecation, detestation, disapprobation, disapproval, disesteem, disfavor, disgust, disinclination, displeasure, dissatisfaction, distaste, enmity, hostility,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 dislike — ► VERB ▪ feel distaste for or hostility towards. ► NOUN 1) a feeling of dislike. 2) a thing that is disliked. DERIVATIVES dislikable (also dislikeable) adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 dislike — I noun abhorrence, abomination, animosity, animus, antagonism, antipathy, aversion, contempt, detestation, disaffection, disapprobation, disapproval, discomfort, disdain, disfavor, disgust, disinclination, disparagement, displeasure,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 dislike — (v.) 1540s (implied in disliking), hybrid which ousted native mislike as the opposite of LIKE (Cf. like). Related: Disliked; disliking. English in 16c. also had the excellent dislove hate, cease to love, but it did not survive …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 dislike — [dis līk′] vt. disliked, disliking to have a feeling of not liking; feel aversion to; have objections to n. 1. a feeling of not liking; distaste; aversion; antipathy 2. something disliked dislikable adj. dislikeable …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 dislike — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 feeling of not liking sb/sth ADJECTIVE ▪ deep, extreme, great, intense, real, strong, violent, visceral ▪ Several …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 Dislike — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Dislike >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 dislike dislike distaste disrelish disinclination displacency GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 reluctance reluctance Sgm: N 2 backwardness backwardness &c.(unwillingness) 603 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 dislike — I UK [dɪsˈlaɪk] / US verb [transitive] Word forms dislike : present tense I/you/we/they dislike he/she/it dislikes present participle disliking past tense disliked past participle disliked ** Other ways of saying dislike: not like to not have… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 dislike — dis|like1 [dısˈlaık] v [T not in progressive] to think someone or something is unpleasant and not like them ≠ ↑like ▪ Why do you dislike her so much? dislike doing sth ▪ I dislike being the centre of attention. dislike 2 dis|like2 [dısˈlaık,… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 dislike — dis|like1 [ dıs laık ] verb transitive ** to not like someone or something: Philip thoroughly disliked her. He is widely disliked at every level of politics. dislike doing something: Cats dislike getting their fur wet. ─ opposite LIKE dislike… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 dislike — [[t]dɪ̱sla͟ɪk[/t]] dislikes, disliking, disliked 1) VERB If you dislike someone or something, you consider them to be unpleasant and do not like them. [V n] Liver is a great favourite of his and we don t serve it often because so many people… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 dislike — 1 verb (transitive, not in progressive) to think someone or something is unpleasant and not like them: Why do you dislike her so much? | dislike doing sth: Tom dislikes going to the dentist, that s why he s crabby. 2 noun 1 (C, U) a feeling of… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 dislike — I n. 1) to take a dislike to 2) to show a dislike for, of 3) an active, cordial, hearty, strong, violent dislike II v. 1) to dislike deeply, very much 2) (G) he dislikes going to the opera 3) (K) we dislike his hanging around with that crowd * *… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 dislike — dislikable, dislikeable, adj. /dis luyk /, v., disliked, disliking, n. v.t. 1. to regard with displeasure, antipathy, or aversion: I dislike working. I dislike oysters. n. 2. a feeling of aversion; antipathy: a strong dislike for Bach. [1545 55;… …

    Universalium

  • 19 dislike*/ — [dɪsˈlaɪk] verb [T] I to not like someone or something Ant: like She knew Philip disliked her.[/ex] Cats dislike getting their fur wet.[/ex] • Other ways of saying dislike ■ not like to have negative feelings about someone or something ■ not be… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 20 dislike — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Fixed aversion Nouns 1. dislike, distaste, disinclination; reluctance; backwardness (See unwillingness); repugnance, disgust, nausea, loathing; antipathy, aversion, enmity, hate, animosity, no love lost; …

    English dictionary for students