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Meaning of DISLIKE

Pronunciation:  dis'lIk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group
  2. [n]  a feeling of aversion or antipathy; "my dislike of him was instinctive"
  3. [v]  have or feel a dislike or distaste for; "I really dislike this salesman"

DISLIKE is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: disapproval, disfavor, disfavour
 Antonyms: like, liking
 See Also: alienation, Anglophobia, antagonism, antipathy, aversion, contempt, creepy-crawlies, despite, detest, disaffection, disapproval, disapprove, disdain, disgust, disinclination, disposition, distaste, doghouse, estrangement, feeling, hate, inclination, reprobation, resent, scorn, scunner, tendency, unfriendliness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis*like"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disliked}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Disliking}.]
    1. To regard with dislike or aversion; to disapprove; to
             Every nation dislikes an impost.      --Johnson.
    2. To awaken dislike in; to displease. ``Disliking
       countenance.'' --Marston. ``It dislikes me.'' --Shak.
  2. \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.] --Fairfax.
    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.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you dislike someone or are disliked in your dream, represents an aspect of yourself that you do not like or are trying to suppress. Who are you inside and how you are acting on the outside are out of sync. You are not being true to yourself.
Thesaurus Terms
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