Definition of distaste in English:

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Pronunciation: /disˈtāst/


[in singular]
Mild dislike or aversion: Harry nurtured a distaste for all things athletic his mouth twisted with distaste
More example sentences
  • Graham, you are not the first to suggest my opinion stemmed from a distaste of boxing.
  • All those years of building left me with a permanent distaste for home renovations.
  • The distaste was tangible across his face and he shuddered perceptibly.
dislike for, aversion to/toward, disinclination to/toward, disapproval of, disapprobation of, disdain for, repugnance at/toward, hatred for/of, loathing of


Late 16th century: from dis- (expressing reversal) + taste, on the pattern of early modern French desgout, Italian disgusto. Compare with disgust.

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Syllabification: dis·taste

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