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Meaning of DISTASTE

Pronunciation:  dis'teyst

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a feeling of intense dislike

DISTASTE is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: antipathy, aversion
 See Also: dislike



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis*taste"\, n.
    1. Aversion of the taste; dislike, as of food or drink;
       disrelish. --Bacon.
    2. Discomfort; uneasiness.
             Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes,
             and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.
    3. Alienation of affection; displeasure; anger.
             On the part of Heaven, Now alienated, distance and
             distaste.                             --Milton.
    Syn: Disrelish; disinclination; dislike; aversion;
         displeasure; dissatisfaction; disgust.
  2. \Dis*taste"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Distasted}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Distasting}.]
    1. Not to have relish or taste for; to disrelish; to loathe;
       to dislike.
             Although my will distaste what it elected. --Shak.
    2. To offend; to disgust; to displease. [Obs.]
             He thought in no policy to distaste the English or
             Irish by a course of reformation, but sought to
             please them.                          --Sir J.
    3. To deprive of taste or relish; to make unsavory or
       distasteful. --Drayton.
  3. \Dis*taste"\, v. i.
    To be distasteful; to taste ill or disagreeable. [Obs.]
          Dangerous conceits are, in their natures, poisons,
          Which at the are scarce found to distaste. --Shak.
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