Antonyms for dislike

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : dis-lahyk
Phonetic Transcription : dɪsˈlaɪk

Definition of dislike

Origin :
  • 1540s (implied in disliking), hybrid which ousted native mislike as the opposite of like. Related: Disliked; disliking. English in 16c. also had the excellent dislove "hate, cease to love," but it did not survive.
  • noun antagonism, hatred toward something
  • verb be antagonistic toward something; hate
Example sentences :
  • She is to be pitied—she cannot either like or dislike with temper!
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • I have borne it for my mother's sake--in spite of her dislike of me--and for your sake, because I loved you.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • Mrs. Roberts was almost ashamed to dislike it as much as she did.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • Don't bother, Mr. Langdon; I dislike prying into anybody's business.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • She had lived down much of the dislike that her husband had aroused.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • He had a dislike to that country, and I grew up in his prejudices.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • He understood the dislike which speedily grew up in Eleanor for this work.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • This dislike had been strengthened by the chance meeting in the lane.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • Even the Frasers were not visited, so strong was my dislike to have anything to do with Halifax.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • But never doubt their ability to dislike from the beginning!
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic

Synonyms for dislike

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