distaste

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n distaste a feeling of intense dislike
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Distaste Alienation of affection; displeasure; anger. "On the part of Heaven,
      Now alienated, distance and distaste ."
    • Distaste Aversion of the taste; dislike, as of food or drink; disrelish.
    • Distaste Discomfort; uneasiness. "Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes , and adversity is not without comforts and hopes."
    • Distaste Not to have relish or taste for; to disrelish; to loathe; to dislike. "Although my will distaste what it elected."
    • v. i Distaste To be distasteful; to taste ill or disagreeable. "Dangerous conceits are, in their natures, poisons,
      Which at the are scarce found to distaste ."
    • Distaste To deprive of taste or relish; to make unsavory or distasteful.
    • Distaste To offend; to disgust; to displease. "He thought in no policy to distaste the English or Irish by a course of reformation, but sought to please them."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • distaste To disrelish; dislike; loathe: as, to distaste drugs or poisons.
    • distaste To offend; disgust; vex; displease; sour.
    • distaste To spoil the taste or relish of; change to the worse; corrupt.
    • distaste To be distasteful, nauseous, or displeasing.
    • n distaste Want of taste or liking for something; disrelish; disgust, or a slight degree of it; hence, dislike in general.
    • n distaste Discomfort; uneasiness; annoyance.
    • n distaste That which is distasteful or offends.
    • n distaste Synonyms Repugnance, disinclination, displeasure, dissatisfaction.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Distaste dis-tāst′ oppositeness or aversion of taste: dislike of food: dislike: disgust
    • v.t Distaste (arch.) to dislike: :
    • v.i Distaste (Shak.) to be distasteful
    • v.t Distaste (obs.) to offend
    • v.t Distaste (Shak.) to spoil the taste of
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Quotations

  • Francis Bacon
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    “Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.”
  • William Hazlitt
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    “Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly, cold, comfortless, and distasteful. The stomach turns against them.”
  • Kahlil Gibran
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    “If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.”

Usage

In literature:

She regarded the waxy-looking, lumpish, partially translucent forms with some distaste.
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz
London had suddenly become distasteful to me.
"A Bid for Fortune" by Guy Boothby
Lieutenant Coffin of Company A was a busy officer, active as a jumping-jack, half liked and half distasted by the men.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
The big treaty at Traverse de Sioux was especially distasteful to them.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
Forget it all in a mere instinct of distaste.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
It will prove distasteful to the majority of those whom you have hitherto led.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
If it be distasteful to us, we put it aside immediately.
"The Book-Hunter at Home" by P. B. M. Allan
An extreme distaste for that respectable member of society was depicted in Fyne's face even as he was telling me of him after all these years.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
If the occupation was distasteful to him, the more wholesome to pursue it!
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
No, that was improbable and furthermore, distasteful, so Melicent would not burden herself with the suspicion.
"At Fault" by Kate Chopin
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In poetry:

Does love to him make thee distaste
Thy lusts, with all their charms?
And most them loath'st, when most thou hast
Thy Husband, in thine arms?
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
But left me with a deep distaste
For common speech, that still did seem
More meaningless than mountain waste,
Less human than the far-off stream.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Or is there some too sharp distaste
In all this quivering green and gold?
Something that makes bare boughs yet barer,
And the eye's pure delight the rarer?
"From Wear To Thames" by John Freeman
Fresh from piano, school, and books,
A happy girl with rosy looks
Young Plowman wooed and won; despite
Her pretty, pouting prejudice,
Her deep distaste for rural bliss
Or countryfied delight.
"Never Had A Chance" by Hattie Howard
What is this weary world; this meat and drink,
That chains us by the teeth so fast?
What is this woman-kinde, which I can wink
Into a blacknesse and distaste?
O show thy self to me,
Or take me up to thee!
"Home" by George Herbert
THE youth exerted ev'ry art to please;
But all in vain: he only seemed to teaze:
Whate'er he said, however nicely graced,
Ill-humour, inexperience, or distaste,
Induced the belle, unlearned in Cupid's book;
To treat his passion with a froward look.
"The Little Bell" by Jean de La Fontaine

In news:

'Liz & Dick' a Distasteful Wallow in a Dysfunctional Relationship.
GEORGE W BUSH declared four years ago that America is addicted to oil, a dependency that dirties the air, leaves the economy vulnerable to the volatility of a single commodity and enriches distasteful foreign regimes.
Justin Timberlake apologizes for 'distasteful' wedding gift video.
The Tupac Hologram Is Terrifying and Distasteful.
Of the many distasteful elements to the year-end "fiscal cliff" that Washington is desperately trying to avoid, few are more loathed than the automatic , indiscriminate spending cuts scheduled to begin on January 2.
Distasteful content on the internet is not a new thing.
Even without the serpent connection, many people find this houseplant distasteful.
Any loyal 'Community' fan knows that for as long as the series has aired on NBC, series star Chevy Chase has had a public distaste for its brand of humor, his character Pierce Hawthorne, and particularly former show-runner Dan Harmon.
This video shows how a toddler nearly escapes distaster less than a minute.
Hmm my distaste for lox.
Timberlake ' deeply sorry' for 'distasteful' video.
They took to the streets to for their distaste for Romney.
In her recent article about the presidential debate, Cynthia Tucker is so self-absorbed in distasteful vitriol that if Romney were to become president, I dare say she might move to a "democratic-leaning" nation.
Durst , a Manhattan real-estate investor and developer who combined a passion for city history with an equally strong distaste for government involvement in land-use affairs, died yesterday at New York Hospital.
' Fascination with guns, distaste for authority': Police say reclusive North Bend double murder suspect likely at large in woods.
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In science:

The disappointing computational profile of Monte Carlo integration seems to have inspired a distaste for randomized approaches within the scientific computing community.
Finding structure with randomness: Probabilistic algorithms for constructing approximate matrix decompositions
In our modern view, Maxwell’s displacement current is no longer the artificial and awkward device found so distasteful by the anti-Maxwellians.
Lorenz's electromagnetic theory of light
But if we consider the quantum version of the model, we find ourselves in the somewhat distasteful situation of having quadratically divergent radiative corrections to the Higgs doublet mass parameter.
Future Summary
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