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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·like /(ˌ)dɪsˈlaɪk, ˈdɪsˌ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·like v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disliked p. pr. & vb. n. Disliking.]
 1. To regard with dislike or aversion; to disapprove; to disrelish.
    Every nation dislikes an impost.   --Johnson.
 2. To awaken dislike in; to displease. Disliking countenance.” --Marston. “It dislikes me.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
    God's grace . . . gives him continual dislike to sin.   --Hammond.
 The hint malevolent, the look oblique,
 The obvious satire, or implied dislike.   --Hannah More.
    We have spoken of the dislike of these excellent women for Sheridan and Fox.   --J. Morley.
    His dislike of a particular kind of sensational stories.   --A. W. Ward.
 2. Discord; dissension. [Obs.]
 Syn: -- Distaste; disinclination; disapprobation; disfavor; disaffection; displeasure; disrelish; aversion; reluctance; repugnance; disgust; antipathy. -- Dislike, Aversion, Reluctance, Repugnance, Disgust, Antipathy. Dislike is the more general term, applicable to both persons and things and arising either from feeling or judgment. It may mean little more than want of positive liking; but antipathy, repugnance, disgust, and aversion are more intense phases of dislike. Aversion denotes a fixed and habitual dislike; as, an aversion to or for business. Reluctance and repugnance denote a mental strife or hostility something proposed (repugnance being the stronger); as, a reluctance to make the necessary sacrifices, and a repugnance to the submission required. Disgust is repugnance either of taste or moral feeling; as, a disgust at gross exhibitions of selfishness. Antipathy is primarily an instinctive feeling of dislike of a thing, such as most persons feel for a snake. When used figuratively, it denotes a correspondent dislike for certain persons, modes of acting, etc. Men have an aversion to what breaks in upon their habits; a reluctance and repugnance to what crosses their will; a disgust at what offends their sensibilities; and are often governed by antipathies for which they can give no good reason.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an inclination to withhold approval from some person or
           group [syn: disfavor, disfavour, disapproval]
      2: a feeling of aversion or antipathy; "my dislike of him was
         instinctive" [ant: liking]
      v : have or feel a dislike or distaste for; "I really dislike
          this salesman" [ant: like]