Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of mislike.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Dislike; aversion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Disapprobation; indignation.
  • n. Distaste; aversion.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Fisherman beckoning and talking to him, though he knew not what he was saying; so he said to Sandal, misliking his behaviour, O

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • These sympathies are pretty sure to be mutual amongst men and women, and if, for my part, some kind friend tells me that such and such a man has been abusing me, I am almost sure, on my own side, that I have a misliking to such and such a man.

    The History of Pendennis

  • Yet the Greeks not enduring but utterly misliking it, the Lacedaemonians, sending to Delphi, caused this to be cut out, and the names of the cities, as it was fit, to be engraven instead of it.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • ‘Not so,’ I replied, misliking the job, ‘all I promised was to go, if this house were assured against any onslaught of the Doones.’

    Lorna Doone

  • ‘I will tell you by-and-by,’ I answered, misliking this satire upon us; ‘but I might begin with a quart of ale, to enable me to speak, madam.’

    Lorna Doone

  • So, with many pretty coaxings, she had led me to give it up; which, except for her own sake, I was glad enough to do, misliking a charge of such importance.

    Lorna Doone

  • With that he leaned forward, and spoke to his mare — she was just of the tint of a strawberry, a young thing, very beautiful — and she arched up her neck, as misliking the job; yet, trusting him, would attempt it.

    Lorna Doone

  • But I misliking so to be treated, strode through the kitchen indignantly, for Betty behaved to me even now, as if I were only Eliza.

    Lorna Doone

  • My uncle interrupted me, misliking so much silence now, with the naked woods falling over us.

    Lorna Doone

  • The horse jibbed at first, misliking the need to ride out into darkened streets, but Pasgen simply gripped its feeble mind and rode it through the night.

    This Scepter'd Isle

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