Definition of mislike in English:


Pronunciation /misˈlīk/ /mɪsˈlaɪk/

transitive verb

[with object]archaic
  • Consider to be unpleasant; dislike.

    ‘the pony snorted, misliking the smell of blood’
    • ‘Yet for all this, shee was of that modestie and rare humilitie that shee misliked to heare her selfe praysed for any qualitie.’
    • ‘In Pandosto, Bellaria's courteous entertainment of Egistus extends to ‘oftentimes coming herself into his bed chamber to see that nothing should be amiss to mislike him’.’
    • ‘‘I know the inconstancy of the people of England,’ she observed privately in 1561, ‘how they ever mislike the present government and have their eyes fixed upon that person who is next to succeed.’’
    • ‘He was the kind of man who would attract attention to himself no matter where he went; not intentionally, yet he wouldn't mislike it.’


  • Distaste; dislike.

    • ‘Even if that was the cause of his mislike of her, it was foolish in the extreme.’


Old English mislīcian(see mis-, like).