dis·like /(ˌ)dɪsˈlaɪk, ˈdɪsˌ/
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.”
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.
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]