dislike

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dislike have or feel a dislike or distaste for "I really dislike this salesman"
    • n dislike an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group
    • n dislike a feeling of aversion or antipathy "my dislike of him was instinctive"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most disliked vegetable by Americans is Brussels sprouts
    • dislike A feeling of positive and usually permanent aversion to something unpleasant, uncongenial, or offensive; disapprobation; repugnance; displeasure; disfavor; -- the opposite of liking or fondness. "God's grace . . . gives him continual dislike to sin.""The hint malevolent, the look oblique,
      The obvious satire, or implied dislike ."
      "We have spoken of the dislike of these excellent women for Sheridan and Fox.""His dislike of a particular kind of sensational stories."
    • dislike Discord; dissension.
    • Dislike To awaken dislike in; to displease. "Disliking countenance.""It dislikes me."
    • Dislike To regard with dislike or aversion; to disapprove; to disrelish. "Every nation dislikes an impost."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: People over the age of fifty will start to lose their dislike for foods that taste bitter
    • dislike To annoy; vex; displease.
    • dislike To be displeased with; regard with some aversion or displeasure; disrelish; not to like.
    • n dislike The feeling of being displeased; fixed aversion or distaste; repugnance; the attitude of one's mind toward one who or that which is disagreeable.
    • n dislike Discord; disagreement.
    • n dislike Synonyms Hatred, Dislike, Antipathy, etc. (see antipathy); disrelish, distaste, disapprobation. Disfavor, Dishonor, etc. See odium.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mosquitoes dislike citronella because it irritates their feet.
    • v.t Dislike dis-līk′ to be displeased with: to disapprove of: to have an aversion to
    • n Dislike disinclination: aversion: distaste: disapproval
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Quotations

  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “I dislike modern memoirs. They are generally written by people who have either entirely lost their memories, or have never done anything worth remembering.”
  • Richard H. Dana
    Richard H. Dana
    “Better to be driven out from among men than to be disliked of children.”
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney%20Smith
    “Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.”
  • Thomas B. Macaulay
    Thomas%20B.%20Macaulay
    “The effect of violent dislike between groups has always created an indifference to the welfare and honor of the state.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Every person who has become successful has simply formed the habit of doing things that failures dislike doing and will not do.”
  • John Buchan
    John Buchan
    “He disliked emotion, not because he felt lightly, but because he felt deeply.”

Usage

In literature:

He could not violently dislike a man and yet not wish to do him any harm.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
Shaw dislikes romance as he dislikes beef and beer, raw brandy or raw beefsteaks.
"George Bernard Shaw" by Gilbert K. Chesterton
You can both hit back, and if you were any good would have hit back long ago in a way which Simpkins would have disliked intensely.
"The Simpkins Plot" by George A. Birmingham
Did you say you disliked him?
"Frank and Fearless" by Horatio Alger Jr.
Then dislike overcame discretion.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
The duke disliked his son; in time he became even jealous of him.
"Tancred" by Benjamin Disraeli
Davy was not only noted for his mechanical skill but for his likes and dislikes.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
She disliked exceedingly the scenes to which her daughter often subjected the family.
"Grace Harlowe's Plebe Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
I dislike my wife to be seen with you, I dislike having her name associated with yours in any manner whatsoever.
"Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
He thoroughly disliked his Aunt Adeline, and his cousin's meek subservience to her revolted him.
"The Girl on the Boat" by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
At first Peter did not like the water; no Russian does; but he mastered his dislike.
"The Story of Russia" by R. Van Bergen
I sometimes thought Smith was unreasonable to foster his instinctive dislike as he did.
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
He disliked everybody, except, perhaps, young Forrester, and he found fault with everything.
"A Dog with a Bad Name" by Talbot Baines Reed
Marjorie had conceived an instant and violent dislike for this lynx-eyed stranger.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman" by Pauline Lester
She now disliked even to think of Mrs. Home, she never spoke of her to John Hinton.
"How It All Came Round" by L. T. Meade
I do so dislike my Aunt Kezia's oughts.
"Out in the Forty-Five" by Emily Sarah Holt
The girls disliked her as real girls always dislike a sneak and tattle-tale.
"Billie Bradley at Three Towers Hall" by Janet D. Wheeler
For Marjorie disliked the titled gentry.
"The Loyalist" by James Francis Barrett
But then, Vixen, at seventeen and a half, was full of ridiculous dislikes and irrational caprices.
"Vixen, Volume I." by M. E. Braddon
Unfortunately Mrs. Grant took a violent dislike to Birmingham.
"To Love" by Margaret Peterson
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In poetry:

Signor Mussolini
Disliked the name Sweeney
Anyone bearing it, he said,
Would get a clump on the head.
"Clerihew – Mussolini" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
Infinitives were Brown’s dislike—
(Brown, as I said, had ten good toes)
And he would pinch and shake and strike
Infinitives, or, with a pike,
Prod them and then laugh at their woes.
"Little Ballads Of Timely Warning; II:" by Ellis Parker Butler
He turned up his nose at his poor brother Bill,
Who was always content to be plodding up hill;
Hard work he disliked, he despised peace and quiet,
So he spent all his time and his money in riot.
"Bedfordshire Ballad - III" by E W Bowling
voury, then those that are sweet, and delicious.
If you dislike, and rise to go away,
Pray do not Scoff, and tell what I did say. But if you do, the matter is not great,
For tis but foolish words you can repeat.
"To Natural Philosophers." by Margaret Cavendish
There ain't enough of strikes an' things,
There ain't enough of strife,
There ain't enough dislikes an' things
In this 'ere modern life:
'Ow can we 'ope to 'ave unrest
When blokes don't know that they're oppressed?
"The Day of Unrest" by C J Dennis
And Lucifer:—I smell you for my own,
by smug.—What have I tossed you but the least
(tho' hard); fit for your ears.
Your servant, bored with horror, sat alone
with busy teeth while his dislike increased
unto himself, in tears.
"Dream Song 17: Muttered Henry:—Lord of matter, thus" by John Berryman

In news:

I dislike my friend's boyfriend.
Readers weigh in on whether Romney dislikes America.
Does Mitt Romney dislike America?
Ten tongue-in-cheek reasons to dislike Mitt Romney.
Tongue in cheek Top 10 reasons to dislike Mitt Romney: 1. Letters to the Editor.
Georgia prep coaches dislike scrimmage limit.
Residents' dislike for something doesn't make it illegal MONROE.
'No matter how much you dislike Alex Rodriguez, he's the best player in franchise history'.
Small Banks Are Blunt in Dislike of New Rules.
Like/ dislike : Sam Massa, Bin 604.
Fans dislike NBA's uniform advertising plan.
Everything Americans Dislike About the Internet, in One Chart.
More than 250,000 " dislikes " on YouTube — and counting.
On their latest ad, they've disabled the "like" and " dislike " buttons that viewers can use to rate YouTube videos.
Don't do anything that you dislike ' An interview with Mike Doughty.
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In science:

Einstein, commenting on the orthodox Copenhagen position, said: “What I dislike about this kind of argument is the basic positivistic attitude, which from my view is untenable, and seems to me to come to the same thing as Berkeley’s principle , esse est percipi,” ‘to be is to be perceived’.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
Guests who like each other should sit at the same table; guests who dislike each other should sit at different tables.
Design and Implementation of Aggregate Functions in the DLV System
Preece, one of the most important electrical engineers of the Victorian Age, was the perfect example of the so called “prac tical man.” He had a profound dislike of the mathematisation of the electromagnetism, a dislike that he often manifested explicitly.
Simple circuit theory and the solution of two electricity problems from the Victorian Age
Although the monistic conception of geometry is more perfect, than the preceding pluralistic conception, the scientific community dislikes the new monistic conceptions as a rule.
Monistic conception of geometry
The technicians who implement the pooling strategies generally dislike even the 3-stage strategies that are often used.
Efficient Two-Stage Group Testing Algorithms for DNA Screening
In such systems, while users can learn that how many people prefer or dislike a facet, it does not explicitly help users organize the (shared) underlying reasons for their opinions.
Product Review Summarization based on Facet Identification and Sentence Clustering
To address this, as illustrated in Figure 1(b), a summary that provides reasoning of the likes and dislikes is preferable, as it maks such direct information explicit.
Product Review Summarization based on Facet Identification and Sentence Clustering
The grouping of subtopics provides a good form of reasoning and indication to users on what facets (e.g., lens, battery life) are liked/disliked.
Product Review Summarization based on Facet Identification and Sentence Clustering
Put someone in the red group, and everyone he dislikes in the blue group, everyone they dislike in the red group, and so forth.
Combinatorial coloring of 3-colorable graphs
IN TRODUC T ION Many years of progress in the theory and practice of formal methods notwithstanding, writing software specifications1 still seems to be “disliked by almost everyone” .
What Good Are Strong Specifications?
In many cases, this disliking is a consequence of a high cost/benefit ratio— perceived or real—of writing and maintaining accurate specifications on top of the code.
What Good Are Strong Specifications?
In everyday life we are only too often confronted with a dichotomy that there are people who like mathematics and there are those who dislike it.
Schrodinger's cat and the problem of two cultures
They perform as well as the normal distribution, and are a reasonable alternative for those who dislike imposing highly parametric models.
Probabilistic temperature forecasting: a summary of our recent research results
Indeed, each of us can remember how most of one’s school colleagues felt a manifest dislike, if not in fact horror, of Mathematics.
Difficulties with Learning and Teaching Calculus
We may make x a winner by convincing three voters whom dislike x to submit preference profile z ≻ x ≻ y instead.
The Complexity of Manipulating $k$-Approval Elections
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