mislike


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mis·like

 (mĭs-līk′)
tr.v. mis·liked, mis·lik·ing, mis·likes
1. To disapprove of; dislike.
2. Archaic To displease.
n.
Disapproval; dislike.

[Middle English misliken, from Old English mislīcian : mis-, ill; see mis-1 + līcian, to please; see like1.]
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mislike

(mɪsˈlaɪk)
vb (tr)
to dislike
n
dislike or aversion
misˈliker n
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mislike


Past participle: misliked
Gerund: misliking

Imperative
mislike
mislike
Present
I mislike
you mislike
he/she/it mislikes
we mislike
you mislike
they mislike
Preterite
I misliked
you misliked
he/she/it misliked
we misliked
you misliked
they misliked
Present Continuous
I am misliking
you are misliking
he/she/it is misliking
we are misliking
you are misliking
they are misliking
Present Perfect
I have misliked
you have misliked
he/she/it has misliked
we have misliked
you have misliked
they have misliked
Past Continuous
I was misliking
you were misliking
he/she/it was misliking
we were misliking
you were misliking
they were misliking
Past Perfect
I had misliked
you had misliked
he/she/it had misliked
we had misliked
you had misliked
they had misliked
Future
I will mislike
you will mislike
he/she/it will mislike
we will mislike
you will mislike
they will mislike
Future Perfect
I will have misliked
you will have misliked
he/she/it will have misliked
we will have misliked
you will have misliked
they will have misliked
Future Continuous
I will be misliking
you will be misliking
he/she/it will be misliking
we will be misliking
you will be misliking
they will be misliking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been misliking
you have been misliking
he/she/it has been misliking
we have been misliking
you have been misliking
they have been misliking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been misliking
you will have been misliking
he/she/it will have been misliking
we will have been misliking
you will have been misliking
they will have been misliking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been misliking
you had been misliking
he/she/it had been misliking
we had been misliking
you had been misliking
they had been misliking
Conditional
I would mislike
you would mislike
he/she/it would mislike
we would mislike
you would mislike
they would mislike
Past Conditional
I would have misliked
you would have misliked
he/she/it would have misliked
we would have misliked
you would have misliked
they would have misliked
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mislike

verb
To have a feeling of aversion for:
Archaic: distaste.
noun
An attitude or feeling of aversion:
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References in classic literature ?
Not that I altogether mislike banks, but they will hardly be brooked, in regard of certain suspicions.
He had a `ard, cold look and red eyes, and I took a sort of mislike to him, for it seemed as if it was `im as they was hirritated at.
In stanza seventy-three of "The Church-Porch," the speaker stresses that one must not judge his preacher even if he or she dislikes him: "Judge not the preacher: for he is thy judge / If thou mislike him, though conceives him not" (15; 433-34).
| Enter stukly and his Italian band: who keping aloof, | Sebastian sends Antonio to him, with whom stukley drawes neere towarde the king, and hauing awhile conferd, at last retirs to his souldiors, to whom he makes show of perswading them to ioyn with the portugeese: | at first they seeme to mislike but last they yeelde | and so both armie meeting imbrace | when with a sudden Thunder-clap the sky is one fire and the blazing star appears | which they prognosticating to be fortunat departed very ioyfull.
Oatley complains that Rose "loves him so well / That I mislike her boldness in the chase" (1.7-8), highlighting her lowly status as unfit for Lincoln's "nephew":
He had a 'ard, cold look and red eyes, and I took a sort of mislike to him, for it seemed as if it was 'im as they was hirritated at.
Judge not the preacher; for he is thy Judge: If thou mislike him, thou conceiv'st him not.
In this case she attempts to distance herself from her promise through logical claims, by emphasizing that a choice of husband would in all likelihood be unpleasing to those who were insisting she marry: "they, I think, that moveth the same will be as ready to mislike him with whom I shall marry as they are now to move it, and then it will appear they nothing meant it" (95).
Die grootwordjare in skaamte vir sy pa en die res van die gesin, die weggaan van sy gunsteling-suster, die verwerping van 'n skoolmaat, die onbegrip binne sy huwelik, mislike skoonfamilie en onderwerping aan groter magte rondom die konstruksie van 'n dam wat hulle hele bestaan sou bedreig, dra alles by tot hierdie eenselwige atmosfeer in die roman.
"If we mislike ourselves for our sinnes, and mourne striving against them, we may take sound comfort therein," wrote Greenham in a treatise aimed at those looking to relieve the burden of their sins.
Brown undergraduates are not at all shy about castigating assignments they mislike, but without exception they like this Forbes piece on how red, white, and black peoples (and their mixed-race offspring) manipulated the emergent Idea of race to their advantage.