Definition of not like the look of in English:

not like the look of

(also not like the sound of)

phrase

  • Find worrying or alarming.

    ‘I don't like the look of that head injury’
    • ‘He didn't like the look of either of them, and from the glares both of them gave him it was obvious that the feeling was very mutual.’
    • ‘‘I don't like the sound of the plans,’ he said, ‘and I'm going to support those opposing the development.’’
    • ‘But I don't like the sound of such totalitarian measures.’
    • ‘‘I don't mind telling you guys that I don't like the look of this weather,’ he announces.’
    • ‘Minnesota's Mark Dayton didn't like the look of recent polls and has bowed out of next year's race.’
    • ‘If she didn't like the look of her new neighbours she was too well bred to show it.’
    • ‘But at 10 pm we went to check on him and my husband didn't like the look of the colour of him.’
    • ‘If you didn't like the look of the fellow asking you to dance, you just said no.’
    • ‘The girl was a real looker but I don't like the look of the other guy.’
    • ‘They don't like the look of the latest company results.’