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DISTASTE, noun [dis and taste.]

1. Aversion of the taste; dislike of food or drink; disrelish; disgust, or a slight degree of it. distaste for a particular kind of food may be constitutional, or the effect of a diseased stomach.

2. Dislike; uneasiness.

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comfort and hopes.

3. Dislike; displeasure; alienation of affection.

DISTASTE, verb transitive

1. To disrelish; to dislike; to lothe; as, to distaste drugs or poisons.

2. To offend; to disgust.

He thought it no policy to distaste the English or Irish, but sought to please them.

3. To vex; to displease; to sour.

[The two latter significations are rare.]