distaste

  • 1 Distaste — Dis*taste , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Distasted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Distasting}.] 1. Not to have relish or taste for; to disrelish; to loathe; to dislike. [1913 Webster] Although my will distaste what it elected. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To offend; to… …

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  • 2 Distaste — Dis*taste , v. i. To be distasteful; to taste ill or disagreeable. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Dangerous conceits are, in their natures, poisons, Which at the are scarce found to distaste. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 Distaste — Dis*taste , n. 1. Aversion of the taste; dislike, as of food or drink; disrelish. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Discomfort; uneasiness. [1913 Webster] Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes …

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  • 4 distaste — [dis tāst′, dis′tāst΄] n. dislike or aversion (for) vt. distasted, distasting Archaic 1. to have a distaste for; dislike 2. to displease, offend vi. Obs. to be distasteful …

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  • 5 distaste — index dissatisfaction, odium, phobia, reluctance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6 distaste — (n.) 1590s, from DIS (Cf. dis ) + TASTE (Cf. taste) …

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  • 7 distaste — *dislike, aversion, disfavor Analogous words: repugnance, repulsion, abhorrence (see corresponding adjectives at REPUGNANT): antipathy, hostility (see ENMITY) Antonyms: taste Contrasted words: relish, zest (see TASTE): *predilection, partiality …

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  • 8 distaste — [n] dislike, hate abhorrence, antipathy, aversion, detestation, disfavor, disgust, disinclination, displeasure, disrelish, dissatisfaction, hatred, horror, hostility, indisposition, loathing, repugnance, repulsion, revolt, revulsion;  concept 29… …

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  • 9 distaste — ► NOUN ▪ dislike or aversion. DERIVATIVES distasteful adjective distastefully adverb distastefulness noun …

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  • 10 distaste — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deep, extreme, great, profound, strong ▪ general ▪ They are country people with a general distaste for all things urban. ▪ …

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  • 11 distaste — n. 1) to develop; express; feel; show a distaste 2) a strong distaste 3) a distaste for * * * [ dɪs teɪst] express feel show a distaste a strong distaste a distaste for to develop …

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  • 12 distaste — [[t]dɪ̱ste͟ɪst[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N for n If you feel distaste for someone or something, you dislike them and consider them to be unpleasant, disgusting, or immoral. Roger looked at her with distaste... He professed a violent distaste for… …

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  • 13 distaste — dis|taste [dısˈteıst] n [U] a feeling that something or someone is unpleasant or morally offensive distaste for ▪ her distaste for any form of compromise …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 distaste — n. (usu. foll. by for) dislike; repugnance; aversion, esp. slight (a distaste for prunes; a distaste for polite company). Derivatives: distasteful adj. distastefully adv. distastefulness n …

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  • 15 distaste — I. verb Date: 1592 transitive verb 1. archaic to feel aversion to 2. archaic offend, displease intransitive verb obsolete to have an offensive taste II …

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  • 16 distaste — 1. noun /dɪsˈteɪst/ a feeling of dislike, aversion or antipathy 2. verb /dɪsˈteɪst/ to be distasteful; to taste bad Although my will distaste what it elected …

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  • 17 distaste — noun (U) a feeling of dislike for someone or something that you think is unpleasant or morally offensive (+ for): her distaste for any form of compromise …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 distaste — noun they make little secret of their distaste for returning exiles now looking for power Syn: dislike for, aversion to/toward, disinclination to/toward, disapproval of, disapprobation of, disdain for, repugnance at/toward, hatred for/of,… …

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  • 19 distaste — UK [dɪsˈteɪst] / US noun [uncountable] a feeling of dislike for someone or something that you do not approve of She looked with distaste at the man s clothes …

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  • 20 distaste — dis•taste [[t]dɪsˈteɪst[/t]] n. v. tast•ed, tast•ing 1) dislike; disinclination: a distaste for household chores[/ex] 2) dislike for food or drink 3) archaic to dislike • Etymology: 1580–90 …

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