Definition of dislike in English:


Syllabification: dis·like
Pronunciation: /disˈlīk


[with object]
  • Feel distaste for or hostility toward: he was not distressed by the death of a man he had always disliked
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    • 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.
    find distasteful, regard with distaste, be averse to, have an aversion to, have no liking/taste for, disapprove of, object to, take exception to; hate, detest, loathe, abhor, despise, be unable to bear/stand, shrink from, shudder at, find repellent
    informal be unable to stomach
    formal abominate


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(also dislikable) adjective
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  • 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.

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