Definition of dislike in English:

dislike

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Feel distaste for or hostility toward.

    ‘he was not distressed by the death of a man he had always disliked’
    • ‘‘Henry had a way of trying to leave a room without anybody disliking him,’ he said.’
    • ‘Why this was I never knew because she disliked him intensely and was always threatening to change him.’
    • ‘One can disapprove of the religious or ethnic group into which one was born without disliking oneself.’
    • ‘The only legitimate response to disliking pop culture as a whole is to go out and make something better.’
    • ‘Try to have actual reasons for disliking Theory, and an actual definition of what Theory means to you.’
    • ‘But I can't help disliking our modern obsession with buying things.’
    • ‘We need a critical body that is unafraid of disliking something.’
    • ‘Football is personal; rivalries upset relationships and grown men end up disliking each other.’
    • ‘Overall it's really hard to imagine anyone disliking this album.’
    • ‘They are having a good time disliking the guy, they want to keep on disliking the guy.’
    • ‘People have weird reasons for liking and disliking anything.’
    • ‘Now, I understand that some of Clark's enemies have their reasons for disliking him.’
    • ‘Jeremy and Austin both disliked it to a certain degree and Dave and Chris gave it much better reviews.’
    • ‘I have very mixed feelings about Americans disliking the French.’
    • ‘There may sometimes be good reasons for disliking some politicians.’
    • ‘It was easier to get through the week disliking him, so that's exactly how I handled it.’
    • ‘Brown is understandably defensive, disliking the brutal suggestion that the life and pensions sector had been guilty of incompetence.’
    • ‘We are so caught up in disliking the American culture generated by the media, yet at the same time we are allowing their culture to become ours.’
    • ‘Neither liking nor disliking him, she tried very hard to live her life as if he didn't exist.’
    • ‘I had spent so many years disliking him and now I have been wrestling the concept that the dislike was based more on style than reality.’
    hate, detest, loathe, abominate, abhor, despise, scorn, shun, execrate
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noun

  • 1A feeling of distaste or hostility.

    ‘they had taken a dislike to each other’
    ‘despite her dislike of publicity, she was quite a celebrated figure’
    • ‘Jargon is a big problem in medical informatics and must surely contribute to doctors' dislike of technology.’
    • ‘Joshua's dark eyes widened, but he stood his ground, despite my apparent dislike.’
    • ‘C stated that L had never been like this on previous occasions despite her expressed dislike for the applicant.’
    • ‘Despite his violent dislike for the school and its inhabitants he was starting to get the hang of how things worked.’
    • ‘If I am already disliked in the designer industry, that dislike could turn to hatred.’
    • ‘What makes him stand apart from the crowd, is his dislike of claiming publicity for any deed he has done.’
    • ‘Despite my initial slight dislike of the idea, I had not only come to terms with it, but also started to like it.’
    • ‘Despite her inner ramblings, the door slithered open, to her huge dislike and distaste.’
    • ‘It is not simple dislike or hatred of their beliefs; it's not a new blasphemy law by the back door.’
    • ‘Despite her obvious dislike for him, she still did her best to take care of him.’
    • ‘Despite his simulated dislike of women, he is clearly highly susceptible.’
    • ‘I think that was the beginning to Margaret's dislike bordering on hatred of Naomi.’
    • ‘I do not think I am very capable of hate, but it was definitely a strong feeling of dislike and repulsion.’
    • ‘Would that 20 per cent poll indicate the public's dislike and distrust of the local political system we have?’
    • ‘Somers makes no secret of his dislike for bureaucracy and his contempt for people who pass the buck.’
    • ‘But in his eyes Kieran saw dislike and disgust - at him as well as the others who had broken in.’
    • ‘But it has been written by Peter Kosminsky, who makes no secret of his dislike of the fourth estate.’
    • ‘The menu was the usual long list of things that sound rude and which you can't remember whether you just dislike or really loathe.’
    • ‘Significantly, though, he has made no secret about his dislike of last season's tactics.’
    • ‘The amount of comments of utter dislike and disgust were too numerous to count.’
    aversion, distaste, disfavour, disapproval, disapprobation, disesteem, enmity, animosity, hostility, animus, antipathy, antagonism
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    1. 1.1 A thing to which one feels aversion.
      ‘I know all his likes and dislikes’
      • ‘The Guardian's music writers let fly on their personal dislikes.’
      • ‘What's life like now, before we go over some of the great people you worked with, your likes and dislikes?’
      • ‘Three varieties of tuna have also been tested out on some troops and service personnel have been asked to fill out surveys detailing their likes and dislikes.’
      • ‘For example we have definite dislikes about colours, food and clothes.’
      • ‘Another of my dislikes is bad customer service.’
      • ‘He does have likes and dislikes, and they emerge steadily.’
      • ‘If a mom has three or four lunches to make every morning with each of the recipients having their own likes and dislikes, the mom has an even bigger task.’
      • ‘He continued to talk about the male/female thing for quite some time and his preferences or more so, his dislikes.’
      • ‘She's a person now - with likes and dislikes, preferences, desires, interests, and a will of her own.’
      • ‘We established our likes and dislikes and we tested each other.’
      • ‘I'm so pleased to be so comfortable in sharing stories and thoughts and desires and likes and dislikes…’
      • ‘Amid the hilarious exhilaration of her manifold dislikes, it strikes a sombre note.’
      • ‘This allows those who have very strong likes and dislikes to avoid their dislikes.’
      • ‘I believe our likes and dislikes are imprinted in our minds from childhood, probably through our formative experience with our parents.’
      • ‘They could keep track of your likes, your dislikes, your allergies, your dreams and your fears.’
      • ‘The growing ethos of it not being the winning, but the taking part that counts is one that Donnelly numbers among his dislikes.’
      • ‘We all have our likes and dislikes as to what we consider attractive, beautiful, sexy, ugly etc.’
      • ‘We even develop likes and dislikes - as if we know each one personally.’
      • ‘One of my major dislikes is bridges, especially on fast downhill descents.’
      • ‘I thought that we could see whether our dislikes matched theirs.’
      pet hate, hate, bane, irritant, irritation, anathema, aversion, vexation, thorn in one's flesh, thorn in one's side, bane of one's life
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Pronunciation

dislike

/disˈlīk//dɪsˈlaɪk/