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Synonyms for dislike

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  1. dislikenoun


  2. dislikeverb

    To displease; to offend. (In third-person only.)


  3. dislikeverb


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dislike

    Abhor is stronger than despise, implying a shuddering recoil, especially a moral recoil. "How many shun evil as inconvenient who do not abhor it as hateful." Trench Serm. in Westm. Abbey xxvi, 297. [Murray's "New English Dictionary"] Detest expresses indignation, with something of contempt. Loathe implies disgust, physical or moral. We abhor a traitor, despise a coward, detest a liar. We dislike an uncivil person. We abhor cruelty, hate tyranny. We loathe a reptile or a flatterer. We abhor Milton's heroic Satan, but we can not despise him.

    abhor, abominate, despise, detest, hate, loathe, nauseate, scorn, shun

    admire, approve, covet, crave, desire, enjoy, esteem, esteem, like, love, relish

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disfavor, disfavour, dislike, disapprovalnoun

    an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group

    disfavour, disapproval, disfavor

    liking, like

  2. dislikeverb

    a feeling of aversion or antipathy

    "my dislike of him was instinctive"

    disfavour, disapproval, disfavor

    liking, like

  3. dislikeverb

    have or feel a dislike or distaste for

    "I really dislike this salesman"

    liking, like

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Editors Contribution

  1. hate

    i dislike bananas.

    Submitted by Jbmorrisii on April 20, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dislikenoun

    disinclination, aversion, distaste, disrelish, antipathy, repugnance, displeasure, disgust

  2. dislikeverb

    disrelish, have an aversion to

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dislikenoun

    aversion, antipathy, disrelish, disapproval, hatred, disaffection

  2. dislikeverb

    disapprove, disrelish, hate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "dislike":

    aversion, antipathy, hate, abhorrence, displeasure

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How to use dislike in a sentence?

  1. Phil Robertson:

    At what point is it appropriate to make your point? I just kind of wanted to dig into that, i would hope we could see the flag and realize even in our differences that it kind of pulls us together although, we see maybe it doesn’t. I’ll still stand [during the National Anthem]cause that’s what I’m going to do and just because someone -- especially our guests that came in -- just because they don’t’ doesn’t make me dislike or hate them at all. I can understand it better.

  2. Gil Duran:

    People really have a big dislike and big distrust for Big Tobacco companies and are not fooled by propaganda and tactics.

  3. Samuel Alito:

    Religious liberty is under attack in many places because it is dangerous to those who want to hold complete power, it also probably grows out of something dark and deep in the human DNA -- a tendency to distrust and dislike people who are not like ourselves.

  4. Ken Paxton:

    The fact that a small group of professors dislike a law and speculate about a ‘chilling effect’ is hardly a valid basis to set the law aside.

  5. F. H. Bradley:

    There are those who so dislike the nude that they find something indecent in the naked truth.

Translations for dislike

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  • كرهArabic
  • антипа́тия, неприя́зън, [[не]] [[харе́свам]]Bulgarian
  • nemít rádCzech
  • ablehnen, UnbehagenGerman
  • malŝatiEsperanto
  • desagradar, [[no]] [[gustar]], aversiónSpanish
  • vastenmielisyys, inhoFinnish
  • [[ne]] [[pas]] [[aimer]], antipathieFrench
  • नफ़रत, नापसंद करनाHindi
  • ellenszenv, idegenkedés, idegenkedik, nem szeretHungarian
  • avversione, antipatia, [[non]] [[piacersi]]Italian
  • 嫌悪, 否む, 嫌い, 厭悪, 嫌うJapanese
  • 싫어하다, 미워하다Korean
  • odi, odioLatin
  • het land hebben aan, een hekel hebben aanDutch
  • [[não]] [[gostar]] [[de]], [[desgostar]] [[de]], não gosta, aversão, antipatiaPortuguese
  • antipatie, [[nu]]-i [[plăcea]], displăcea, aversiuneRomanian
  • неприя́знь, нелюбо́вь, [[не]] [[люби́ть]], невзлюби́ть, антипа́тияRussian
  • ogillaSwedish
  • வெறுப்புTamil
  • అయిష్టము, అయిష్టతTelugu
  • ไม่ชอบThai
  • ناپسند کرناUrdu
  • ghét, [[không]] [[ưa]], [[không]] [[thích]]Vietnamese

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