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dislike

[dis-lahyk] /dɪsˈlaɪk/
verb (used with object), disliked, disliking.
1.
to regard with displeasure, antipathy, or aversion:
I dislike working. I dislike oysters.
noun
2.
a feeling of aversion; antipathy:
a strong dislike for Bach.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; dis-1 + like2
Related forms
dislikable, dislikeable, adjective
predislike, noun, verb (used with object), predisliked, predisliking.
self-dislike, noun
self-disliked, adjective
Synonyms
2. disrelish. Dislike, disgust, distaste, repugnance imply antipathy toward something. Dislike is a general word, sometimes connoting an inherent or permanent feeling of antipathy for something: to have a dislike for crowds. Disgust connotes a feeling of loathing for what is offensive to the feelings and sensibilities: He felt disgust at seeing such ostentation. Distaste implies a more or less settled dislike: to have distaste for spicy foods, for hard work. Repugnance is a strong feeling of aversion for, and antagonism toward, something: to feel repugnance for (or toward ) low criminals.
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  • They were then asked to think of a toy they liked and a toy they disliked and choose the boxes in which they would place the toys.
British Dictionary definitions for disliked

dislike

/dɪsˈlaɪk/
verb
1.
(transitive) to consider unpleasant or disagreeable
noun
2.
a feeling of aversion or antipathy
Derived Forms
dislikable, dislikeable, adjective
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Word Origin and History for disliked

dislike

v.

1540s (implied in disliking), hybrid which ousted native mislike as the opposite of like. Related: Disliked; disliking. English in 16c. also had the excellent dislove "hate, cease to love," but it did not survive.

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