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dislike


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dislike  \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.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dislike  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dislike 
  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}] 




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