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DISLIKE, noun [dis and like.]

1. Disapprobation; disinclination; displeasure; aversion; a moderate degree of hatred. A man shows his dislike to measures which he disapproves, to a proposal which he is disinclined to accept, and to food which he does not relish. All wise and good men manifest their dislike to folly.

2. Discord; disagreement. [Not in use.]

DISLIKE, verb transitive

1. To disapprove; to regard with some aversion or displeasure. We dislike proceedings which we deem wrong; we dislike persons of evil habit; we dislike whatever gives us pain.

2. To disrelish; to regard with some disgust; as, to dislike particular kinds of food.