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dis·like

 (dĭs-līk′)
tr.v. dis·liked, dis·lik·ing, dis·likes
To regard with distaste or aversion.
n.
An attitude or a feeling of distaste or aversion.

dis·lik′a·ble, dis·like′a·ble adj.

dislike

(dɪsˈlaɪk)
vb
(tr) to consider unpleasant or disagreeable
n
a feeling of aversion or antipathy
disˈlikable, disˈlikeable adj

dis•like

(dɪsˈlaɪk)

v. -liked, -lik•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to regard with displeasure, antipathy, or aversion.
n.
2. a feeling of aversion; antipathy.
[1545–55]
dis•lik′a•ble, dis•like′a•ble, adj.

dislike

not like

If you dislike someone or something, you find them unpleasant.

From what I know of him I dislike him intensely.
She disliked the theatre.

In conversation and in less formal writing, you don't normally use 'dislike'. Instead, you use a negative word with like.

She doesn't like tennis.
I've never liked him.

You can say that someone dislikes doing something or doesn't like doing something.

Many people dislike following orders.
I don't like working in a team.

You can also say that someone doesn't like to do something.

He doesn't like to be beaten.

Be Careful!
However, don't say that someone 'dislikes to do' something.


like

dislike

The verbs and expressions in the following list are all used to indicate how much someone likes or dislikes something. They are arranged from 'like most' to 'dislike most':

  • adore
    She adored her parents and would do anything to please them.
  • love, be crazy about, be mad about, be a great fan of
    We loved the food so much, especially the fish dishes.
    He's still crazy about both his work and his hobbies.
    She's not as mad about sport as I am.
    I am a great fan of rave music.
  • like, be fond of, be keen on
    What music do you like best?
    She was especially fond of a little girl named Betsy.
    Both companies were keen on a merger.
  • don't mind
    I hope you don't mind me calling in like this, without an appointment.
  • dislike
    We don't serve liver often because so many people dislike it.
  • hate
    She hated hospitals and didn't like the idea of having an operation.
  • abhor, can't bear, can't stand, detest, loathe
    He was a man who abhorred violence and was deeply committed to reconciliation.
    I can't bear people who make judgements and label me.
    I can't stand that man and his arrogance.
    Jean detested being photographed.
    The two men loathe each other.

dislike


Past participle: disliked
Gerund: disliking

Imperative
dislike
dislike
Present
I dislike
you dislike
he/she/it dislikes
we dislike
you dislike
they dislike
Preterite
I disliked
you disliked
he/she/it disliked
we disliked
you disliked
they disliked
Present Continuous
I am disliking
you are disliking
he/she/it is disliking
we are disliking
you are disliking
they are disliking
Present Perfect
I have disliked
you have disliked
he/she/it has disliked
we have disliked
you have disliked
they have disliked
Past Continuous
I was disliking
you were disliking
he/she/it was disliking
we were disliking
you were disliking
they were disliking
Past Perfect
I had disliked
you had disliked
he/she/it had disliked
we had disliked
you had disliked
they had disliked
Future
I will dislike
you will dislike
he/she/it will dislike
we will dislike
you will dislike
they will dislike
Future Perfect
I will have disliked
you will have disliked
he/she/it will have disliked
we will have disliked
you will have disliked
they will have disliked
Future Continuous
I will be disliking
you will be disliking
he/she/it will be disliking
we will be disliking
you will be disliking
they will be disliking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disliking
you have been disliking
he/she/it has been disliking
we have been disliking
you have been disliking
they have been disliking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disliking
you will have been disliking
he/she/it will have been disliking
we will have been disliking
you will have been disliking
they will have been disliking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disliking
you had been disliking
he/she/it had been disliking
we had been disliking
you had been disliking
they had been disliking
Conditional
I would dislike
you would dislike
he/she/it would dislike
we would dislike
you would dislike
they would dislike
Past Conditional
I would have disliked
you would have disliked
he/she/it would have disliked
we would have disliked
you would have disliked
they would have disliked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dislike - an inclination to withhold approval from some person or groupdislike - an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group
inclination, tendency, disposition - an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others; "he had an inclination to give up too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict"
doghouse - an idiomatic term for being in disfavor; "in the doghouse"
reprobation - severe disapproval
2.dislike - a feeling of aversion or antipathy; "my dislike of him was instinctive"
feeling - the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"
disinclination - that toward which you are inclined to feel dislike; "his disinclination for modesty is well known"
Anglophobia - dislike (or fear) of Britain and British customs
unfriendliness - dislike experienced as an absence of friendliness
alienation, disaffection, estrangement - the feeling of being alienated from other people
antipathy, aversion, distaste - a feeling of intense dislike
disapproval - a feeling of disliking something or what someone is doing
contempt, despite, disdain, scorn - lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; "he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"
disgust - strong feelings of dislike
creepy-crawlies - feelings of dislike and anxiety; "the cave gave me the creepy-crawlies"
scunner - a strong dislike; "they took a scunner against the United States"
technophobia - dislike for new technology
antagonism - an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility
liking - a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment; "I've always had a liking for reading"; "she developed a liking for gin"
Verb1.dislike - have or feel a dislike or distaste for; "I really dislike this salesman"
resent - feel bitter or indignant about; "She resents being paid less than her co-workers"
detest, hate - dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards; "I hate Mexican food"; "She detests politicians"
like - find enjoyable or agreeable; "I like jogging"; "She likes to read Russian novels"

dislike

verb
1. hate, object to, loathe, despise, shun, scorn, disapprove of, detest, abhor, recoil from, take a dim view of, be repelled by, be averse to, disfavour, have an aversion to, abominate, have a down on (informal), disrelish, have no taste or stomach for, not be able to bear or abide or stand We don't serve liver often because so many people dislike it.
hate like, favour, esteem

dislike

verb
To have a feeling of aversion for:
Archaic: distaste.
noun
An attitude or feeling of aversion:
Translations
كَراهِيَهكرهلا يُحِب، يَكْرَهيَكْرَهُ
nemít rádaverzenelibost
afskyikke bryde sig omikke kunne lideubehag
ei pitää jostakininhovastenmielisyys
ne voljeti
irtózik
mislíka, geîjast ekki aîóbeit, ímugustur
嫌う否む嫌い
싫어하다
antipatijaimti nemėgtinemėgtipriešiškas nusistatymas
antipātijaizjust nepatikunepatika
averzianemať rád
tycka illa om
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hoşlanmamaksevmemesevmemekhoşlanmama
không thích

dislike

[dɪsˈlaɪk]
A. N
1. (= antipathy) → aversión f, antipatía f (of a, hacia) to take a dislike to sbcoger or (LAm) tomar antipatía a algn
2. (= thing disliked) likes and dislikesaficiones fpl y fobias or manías, cosas fpl que gustan y cosas que no
B. VT [+ person] → tener antipatía a; (more intensely) → tener aversión a
I dislike her intenselyle tengo mucha antipatía or auténtica aversión
it's not that I dislike himno es que me caiga mal, no es que yo le tenga antipatía
I dislike pop music/flyingno me gusta la música pop/ir en avión

dislike

[ˌdɪsˈlaɪk]
n
(= antipathy) (for thing)aversion f; (for person)aversion f, antipathie f
dislike of sb/sth → aversion pour qn/qch
to take a dislike to sb/sth → prendre qn/qch en grippe
to have a dislike for sb/sth → avoir de l'aversion pour qn/qch
(= thing one doesn't like)
It's one of my biggest dislikes → C'est une des choses que j'aime le moins.
my likes and dislikes → ce que j'aime et ce que je n'aime pas
to have one's likes and dislikes → avoir ses préférences
vt [+ person] → ne pas aimer; [+ thing, food, taste, smell] → ne pas aimer
I really dislike cabbage → Je n'aime vraiment pas le chou.
I dislike the idea
BUT L'idée me déplaît.
to dislike doing sth → détester faire qch

dislike

vtnicht mögen, nicht gernhaben; to dislike doing somethingetw ungern or nicht gern tun; to dislike somebody doing somethinges nicht gernhaben or gern sehen, wenn jd etw tut; I dislike him/it intenselyich mag ihn/es überhaupt nicht; I don’t dislike itich habe nichts dagegen
nAbneigung f(of gegen); likes and dislikesVorlieben und Abneigungen; to take a dislike to somebody/somethingeine Abneigung gegen jdn/etw entwickeln; he had taken an instant dislike to Johner konnte John auf Anhieb nicht leiden

dislike

[dɪsˈlaɪk]
1. n dislike (of)antipatia (per), avversione f (per)
to take a dislike to sb/sth → prendere in antipatia qn/qc
2. vt (thing, person) I dislike itnon mi piace
I dislike the idea → l'idea non mi va
I dislike her intensely → mi è fortemente antipatica, mi è antipaticissima

dislike

(disˈlaik) verb
not to like; to have strong feelings against. I know he dislikes me.
noun
strong feeling directed against a thing, person or idea. He doesn't go to football matches because of his dislike of crowds; He has few dislikes.
take a dislike to
to begin to dislike. The boss has taken a dislike to me.

dislike

يَكْرَهُ nemít rád ikke kunne lide nicht mögen αντιπαθώ desagradar, no gustar ei pitää jostakin aimer (ne pas) ne voljeti detestare 嫌う 싫어하다 afkeer hebben van mislike nie polubić não gostar не нравиться tycka illa om ไม่ชอบ hoşlanmamak không thích 不喜欢

dislike

n. aversión, antipatía;
v. aborrecer, desagradar, repugnar;
I ___ this medicineno me gusta, me desagrada, me repugna esta medicina.
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