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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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British Dictionary definitions for predislike

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