dislike
dislike dis*like", n. 1. A feeling of positive and usually permanent aversion to something unpleasant, uncongenial, or offensive; disapprobation; repugnance; displeasure; disfavor; -- the opposite of liking or fondness. [1913 Webster]

God's grace . . . gives him continual dislike to sin. --Hammond. [1913 Webster]

The hint malevolent, the look oblique, The obvious satire, or implied dislike. --Hannah More. [1913 Webster]

We have spoken of the dislike of these excellent women for Sheridan and Fox. --J. Morley. [1913 Webster]

His dislike of a particular kind of sensational stories. --A. W. Ward. [1913 Webster]

2. Discord; dissension. [Obs.] --Fairfax.

Syn: Distaste; disinclination; disapprobation; disfavor; disaffection; displeasure; disrelish; aversion; reluctance; repugnance; disgust; antipathy. -- {Dislike}, {Aversion}, {Reluctance}, {Repugnance}, {Disgust}, {Antipathy}. Dislike is the more general term, applicable to both persons and things and arising either from feeling or judgment. It may mean little more than want of positive liking; but antipathy, repugnance, disgust, and aversion are more intense phases of dislike. Aversion denotes a fixed and habitual dislike; as, an aversion to or for business. Reluctance and repugnance denote a mental strife or hostility something proposed (repugnance being the stronger); as, a reluctance to make the necessary sacrifices, and a repugnance to the submission required. Disgust is repugnance either of taste or moral feeling; as, a disgust at gross exhibitions of selfishness. Antipathy is primarily an instinctive feeling of dislike of a thing, such as most persons feel for a snake. When used figuratively, it denotes a correspondent dislike for certain persons, modes of acting, etc. Men have an aversion to what breaks in upon their habits; a reluctance and repugnance to what crosses their will; a disgust at what offends their sensibilities; and are often governed by antipathies for which they can give no good reason. [1913 Webster]


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