dislike

Put simply, to dislike can be used as a transitive verb that means to "not like." Maybe you dislike spinach. But it can also be a noun, as in "You seem to have developed quite a dislike for spinach."

English being a language of trial-and-error, the word dislike came about in the mid-16th Century, as modern English was still in its infancy. At that time, some words were tried and discarded, to be replaced with others that stuck. That was the case with dislike, which developed after the word "mislike" was dropped as the opposite of "like." Speaking of prefixes, don't confuse the word dislike with "unlike," which means that something is different from something else.

Definitions of dislike
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n a feeling of aversion or antipathy

“my dislike of him was instinctive”
Antonyms:
liking
a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment
Types:
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disinclination
that toward which you are inclined to feel dislike
Anglophobia
dislike (or fear) of Britain and British customs
unfriendliness
dislike experienced as an absence of friendliness
alienation, disaffection, estrangement
the feeling of being alienated from other people
antipathy, aversion, distaste
a feeling of intense dislike
disapproval
a feeling of disliking something or what someone is doing
contempt, despite, disdain, scorn
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
disgust
strong feelings of dislike
creepy-crawlies
feelings of dislike and anxiety
scunner
a strong dislike
technophobia
dislike for new technology
antagonism
an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility
isolation
a feeling of being disliked and alone
abhorrence, abomination, detestation, execration, loathing, odium
hate coupled with disgust
horror, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion
intense aversion
nausea
disgust so strong it makes you feel sick
Type of:
feeling
the experiencing of affective and emotional states

n an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group

Synonyms:
disapproval, disfavor, disfavour
Types:
doghouse
an idiomatic term for being in disfavor
reprobation
severe disapproval
Type of:
disposition, inclination, tendency
an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

v have or feel a dislike or distaste for

“I really dislike this salesman”
Antonyms:
like
find enjoyable or agreeable
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resent
feel bitter or indignant about
detest, hate
dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards
grudge, stew
bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings
abhor, abominate, execrate, loathe
find repugnant
contemn, despise, disdain, scorn
look down on with disdain

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