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distaste

[dis-teyst] /dɪsˈteɪst/
noun
1.
dislike; disinclination.
2.
dislike for food or drink.
verb (used with object), distasted, distasting.
3.
Archaic. to dislike.
Origin of distaste
1580-1590
1580-90; dis-1 + taste
Synonyms
1. aversion, repugnance, disgust. See dislike.
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  • She held her head very still, stiff with distaste, and felt the weight lifted.

    The Fortieth Door Mary Hastings Bradley
  • "I'm going to ask you a question," said Jeffrey shortly, in his distaste for asking it at all.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
  • His spiteful face had a likeness to Voltaire's, and was divided between politeness to the guest and distaste to being disturbed.

    Balsamo, The Magician Alexander Dumas
  • She was quite conscious of his distaste, but it didn't trouble her.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
  • This is, of course, not his fault, but it seems somehow to aggravate the distaste I have for him.

    A Bid for Fortune Guy Boothby
British Dictionary definitions for distaste

distaste

/dɪsˈteɪst/
noun
1.
(often foll by for) an absence of pleasure (in); dislike (of); aversion (to): to look at someone with distaste
verb
2.
(transitive) an archaic word for dislike
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Word Origin and History for distaste
n.

1590s, from dis- + taste.

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