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dis·like / disˈlīk/ • v. [tr.] feel distaste for or hostility toward: he was not distressed by the death of a man he had always disliked. • n. a feeling of distaste or hostility: despite her dislike of publicity, she was quite a celebrated figure | they had taken a dislike to each other. ∎  a thing to which one feels aversion: I know all his likes and dislikes. DERIVATIVES: dis·lik·a·ble (also dis·like·a·ble) adj.

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dislike †displease; not to like. XVI. f. DIS- 3 + LIKE 2.
Hence dislike sb. †displeasure; distaste, aversion. XVI.

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