dislike or aversion (for)
Origin of distastedis- + taste (); probably formed similarly to Middle French desgoust: see disgust
- to have a distaste for; dislike
- to displease, offend
Obs. to be distasteful
Dislike or aversion.
transitive verbdis·tast·ed, dis·tast·ing, dis·tastes Archaic
- To feel repugnance for; dislike.
- To offend; displease.
(third-person singular simple present distastes, present participle distasting, simple past and past participle distasted)
- 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, II.4.1.i:
- the Romans distasted them so much, that they were often banished out of their city, as Pliny and Celsus relate, for 600 yeers not admitted.
- (intransitive) to be distasteful; to taste bad