Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Dislike or aversion.
  • transitive verb To feel repugnance for; dislike.
  • transitive verb To offend; displease.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To disrelish; dislike; loathe: as, to distaste drugs or poisons.
  • To offend; disgust; vex; displease; sour.
  • To spoil the taste or relish of; change to the worse; corrupt.
  • To be distasteful, nauseous, or displeasing.
  • noun Want of taste or liking for something; disrelish; disgust, or a slight degree of it; hence, dislike in general.
  • noun Discomfort; uneasiness; annoyance.
  • noun That which is distasteful or offends.
  • noun Synonyms Repugnance, disinclination, displeasure, dissatisfaction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Aversion of the taste; dislike, as of food or drink; disrelish.
  • noun Discomfort; uneasiness.
  • noun Alienation of affection; displeasure; anger.
  • intransitive verb obsolete To be distasteful; to taste ill or disagreeable.
  • transitive verb Not to have relish or taste for; to disrelish; to loathe; to dislike.
  • transitive verb obsolete To offend; to disgust; to displease.
  • transitive verb To deprive of taste or relish; to make unsavory or distasteful.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a feeling of dislike, aversion or antipathy
  • verb obsolete, transitive To dislike.
  • verb intransitive to be distasteful; to taste bad

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a feeling of intense dislike

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Examples

  • Perhaps his distaste is not about the amount of metaphysical pondering now verse then, but rather its alignment with his personal metaphysics.

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  • She sat down at the long table, and looked at her silverware, and frowned in distaste at the food.

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  • His distaste is evident, but so is a kind of excitement.

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  • But your personal distaste is not a legitimate basis for unjust laws.

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  • Perhaps his distaste is not about the amount of metaphysical pondering now verse then, but rather its alignment with his personal metaphysics.

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  • Scales will fall swiftly from people's eyes as they contemplate this piece of Jackbootism on the part of Gordon Brown and his henchpersons and they will recoil in distaste and revulsion from conduct which most associate not with the home of Parliamentary Democracy but with the likes of Soviet Russia, Castro's Cuba, Mugabe's Zimbabwe or Hitler's Germany.

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  • Rose looked the woman up and down and only barely concealed the expression of distaste that was rising on her face.

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  • Rose looked the woman up and down and only barely concealed the expression of distaste that was rising on her face.

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  • Rose looked the woman up and down and only barely concealed the expression of distaste that was rising on her face.

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  • Scales will fall swiftly from people's eyes as they contemplate this piece of Jackbootism on the part of Gordon Brown and his henchpersons and they will recoil in distaste and revulsion from conduct which most associate not with the home of Parliamentary Democracy but with the likes of Soviet Russia, Castro's Cuba, Mugabe's Zimbabwe or Hitler's Germany.

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