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English noun: dislike

1. dislike (cognition) an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group

Synonymsdisapproval, disfavor, disfavour

Broader (hypernym)disposition, inclination, tendency

Narrower (hyponym)doghouse, reprobation

2. dislike (feeling) a feeling of aversion or antipathy

SamplesMy dislike of him was instinctive.

Broader (hypernym)feeling

Narrower (hyponym)alienation, Anglophobia, antagonism, antipathy, aversion, contempt, creepy-crawlies, despite, disaffection, disapproval, disdain, disgust, disinclination, distaste, estrangement, scorn, scunner, technophobia, unfriendliness


English verb: dislike

1. dislike (emotion) have or feel a dislike or distaste for

SamplesI really dislike this salesman.

ExamplesSam cannot dislike Sue , Sam and Sue dislike the movie

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s INFINITIVE

Narrower (hyponym)detest, hate, resent



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