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dislike Line breaks: dis|like
Pronunciation: /dɪsˈlʌɪk/

Definition of dislike in English:


[with object]
Feel distaste for or hostility towards: she disliked any kind of unnecessary rudeness
More example sentences
  • Why this was I never knew because she disliked him intensely and was always threatening to change him.
  • But I can't help disliking our modern obsession with buying things.
  • Brown is understandably defensive, disliking the brutal suggestion that the life and pensions sector had been guilty of incompetence.
be averse to, have an aversion to, hold in disfavour, have no liking for, disapprove of, object to, oppose, disagree with, take exception to, find distasteful, regard with distaste, regard with disgust, be unable to tolerate, find intolerable, be unable to bear, be unable to stand, be unable to abide, shrink from, shudder at, find repellent
informal be unable to stomach


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1A feeling of distaste or hostility: he made no secret of his dislike of the police they had taken a dislike to each other
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  • Despite her inner ramblings, the door slithered open, to her huge dislike and distaste.
  • Would that 20 per cent poll indicate the public's dislike and distrust of the local political system we have?
  • Despite his simulated dislike of women, he is clearly highly susceptible.
1.1 [count noun] A thing to which one feels aversion: I know all his likes and dislikes
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  • This allows those who have very strong likes and dislikes to avoid their dislikes.
  • The Guardian's music writers let fly on their personal dislikes.
  • Another of my dislikes is bad customer service.



Pronunciation: /dɪsˈlʌɪkəb(ə)l/
(also dislikable) adjective
Example sentences
  • Many good daughters love fathers who are thoroughly dislikeable by any objective standard - and the world is a better and more stable place for it.
  • Instead of action, lengthy passages are filled with florid adjectives in a series of vitriolic portraits of dislikeable passengers on a train.
  • There was something heroic in her blinkered self-belief, and for all her dislikeable qualities, audiences were irresistibly drawn to her.


Example sentences
  • During the general election and throughout this battle for leadership, I have been a firm disliker of Fox.
  • Since you are a coffee drinker and dukkha disliker, your response is of particular interest.
  • I will try my very hardest to remain a disliker and not a hater.

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