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[dis-rel-ish] /dɪsˈrɛl ɪʃ/
verb (used with object)
to have a distaste for; dislike.
distaste; dislike.
Origin of disrelish
1540-50; dis-1 + relish Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Nay, he seemed suddenly not altogether to disrelish his own discomfiture, twas excellent, and you find favour for it.

    Back o' the Moon Oliver Onions
  • It is quite another kind of antipathy and disrelish which marks our time.

  • disrelish of the Norwegian expedition was now a reasonable thing.

    Love and Lucy Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • Abacaba's parents were for burning him, but I always had a disrelish for such scenes.

    Voltaire's Romances Franois-Marie Arouet
  • Be wary of him in the heart; especially be wary of the disrelish of brainstuff.

  • By this practice, even in the cradle, his disrelish for ardent spirits is done away.

    Select Temperance Tracts American Tract Society
  • Gambling had no charm—he looked with disrelish at the cigarette he had but just lighted.

    Merton of the Movies Harry Leon Wilson
  • Hes in Paris now, Yossl answered with a gesture of disrelish and speaking aloud, so that the entire crowd might hear him.

  • I should think that Croker would not disrelish a sight of these light little humorous things, and may be indulged now and then.

  • Hazlitt, in discussing him at length in the second lecture on the “Comic Writers,” confesses a disrelish for his style.

British Dictionary definitions for disrelish


(transitive) to have a feeling of aversion for; dislike
such a feeling
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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