distaste


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Synonyms for distaste

Synonyms for distaste

an attitude or feeling of aversion

to have a feeling of aversion for

Synonyms for distaste

a feeling of intense dislike

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Mingott's, he was conscious of a growing distaste for what lay before him.
Morland, who did not insist on her daughters being accomplished in spite of incapacity or distaste, allowed her to leave off.
There was a real distaste in his face, and yet it was the face of a coarse and sensual man.
He felt that no woman could ever really look upon him without distaste for his deformity.
Kurt regarded him for a moment with a mild distaste.
When it came to brickmaking, their distaste for manual labour in connection with book education became especially manifest.
Lydgate, relieved from anxiety about her, relapsed into what she inwardly called his moodiness--a name which to her covered his thoughtful preoccupation with other subjects than herself, as well as that uneasy look of the brow and distaste for all ordinary things as if they were mixed with bitter herbs, which really made a sort of weather-glass to his vexation and foreboding.
Also if David wearies of you he scruples not to say so, but Porthos, in like circumstances, offers you his paw, meaning 'Farewell,' and to bearded men he does this all the time (I think because of a hereditary distaste for goats), so that they conceive him to be enamoured of them when he is only begging them courteously to go.
She made a moue of distaste and raised a hand protestingly.
And when he saw Cocky, one day, perched and voluble, on the twisted fingers of Kwaque's left hand, Ah Moy discovered such instant distaste for the bird that not even eighteen shillings, coupled with possession of Cocky and possible contact, had any value to him.
How calm and isolated those misanthropes, those haters of humanity might live there, and all who have a distaste for social life
To a natural sullenness was added now the nervous distaste of one who approaches a disagreeable task.
Certainly, however, he seemed to be outgrowing that distaste, or ill-will, that he had conceived at first against my person; for presently he jumped up, came across the room behind me, and hit me a smack upon the shoulder.
Another point: she was not only far from being worldly, but had an unmistakable distaste for worldly society, and at the same time she knew the world, and had all the ways of a woman of the best society, which were absolutely essential to Sergey Ivanovitch's conception of the woman who was to share his life.
A youth passed in solitude, my best years spent under your gentle and feminine fosterage, has so refined the groundwork of my character that I cannot overcome an intense distaste to the usual brutality exercised on board ship: I have never believed it to be necessary, and when I heard of a mariner equally noted for his kindliness of heart and the respect and obedience paid to him by his crew, I felt myself peculiarly fortunate in being able to secure his services.