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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
1580-1590
1580-90; dis-1 + taste
Synonyms
1. aversion, repugnance, disgust. See dislike.
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  • The nuns who are keepers of this strange congregation look on with pity and distaste.
  • They have the taste for toil, a distaste for pleasure or repose, and the telescopic appreciation of distant gain.
  • But in the succeeding centuries taste quickly became distaste.
  • With extra copies of the protein at hand, the rats were more likely to remember their distaste for sweetener.
  • In a reversal of their earlier distaste for publicity, they started to actively proselytise for their beliefs.
  • But there is a cultural distaste for those who move beyond the boundaries of the expertise signaled by their credentials.
  • In that distaste lurked no small hint of preciousness.
  • His age and experience belied his distaste for pomp.
  • Most negative reactions have originated in civil libertarian distaste for government intrusion and concern for free speech.
  • Americans have always viewed traditional alliances with some distaste.
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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