Definitions for: Dislike

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

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

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