from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To have distaste for; dislike.
- n. Distaste; aversion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A lack of relish: distaste
- v. To have no taste for; to reject as distasteful.
- v. To deprive of relish; to make nauseous or disgusting in a slight degree.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Want of relish; dislike (of the palate or of the mind); distaste; a slight degree of disgust.
- n. Absence of relishing or palatable quality; bad taste; nauseousness.
- transitive v. Not to relish; to regard as unpalatable or offensive; to feel a degree of disgust at.
- transitive v. To deprive of relish; to make nauseous or disgusting in a slight degree.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To dislike the taste of; hence, to dislike for any reason; feel some antipathy to: as, to disrelish a particular kind of food; to disrelish affectation.
- To destroy the relish of or for; make unrelishing or distasteful.
- n. Dislike of the taste of something; hence, dislike in general; some degree of disgust or antipathy.
- n. Absence of relish; distastefulness.
Defect of substantial reasons must be compensated somehow; and no compensation for it is more obvious, or is oftener called into play, than an air of impatient contempt towards those who disrelish ipsedixitism.
Perhaps as inversions abound generally in sonnets, it may be the principal cause of my disrelish for them.
By this we distinguish objects of relish and disrelish, according to the seasons; and the same things do not always please us.
Bread or tobacco may be neglected where they are shown to be useful to health, because of an indifferency or disrelish to them; reason and consideration at first recommends, and begins their trial, and use finds, or custom makes them pleasant.
Thus when I taste wine, I feel blows; when I relish the one, I disrelish the other.
‘Glubb,’ said Mrs Blimber, with a great disrelish.
And then she showed that her disrelish to cards was the effect of choice only; and that she was an easy mistress of every genteel game played with them.
Ho! only this! it alludes to my disrelish to matrimony: Which is a bottomless pit, a gulph, and I know not what.
Among the few enthusiasms that united many of them were degrees of disrelish for Sam Clemens.
And then, seeing him stand before her with so much obvious disrelish to the task, she was suddenly overcome with laughter.