- Feel distaste for or hostility toward: he was not distressed by the death of a man he had always dislikedMore example sentences
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
- 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.
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- 1A feeling of distaste or hostility: despite her dislike of publicity, she was quite a celebrated figure they had taken a dislike to each otherMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1A thing to which one feels aversion: I know all his likes and dislikesMore example sentences
- 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.
dislikeable (also dislikable)
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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.