Hi, Fellas, how’s your day? I hope you have a great one, especially, it’s weekend!
Alright, this evening I would like to talk about some vocabulary that is related to ‘dislike.’ Before I start, I want to know whether you know the other words to express ‘disllke.’ Who knows it will be one of the words I am going to share to you.
1). ‘Can’t stand.’ Meaning: to not like something/someone very much.
- ‘I can’t stand being around him.’
“In bahasa: tidak bisa bertahan.” – @Subaggiyo
“It is an expression that used when you can’t handle something and makes you want to give up, whether in the situation of angry or sad. P.s. that’s what I usually see and use it ” – @NeNi961111
2). ‘Allergic.’ Meaning: a strong feeling of not liking (aversion) something or maybe someone.
- ‘She is allergic to shopping in malls.’
3). ‘Disgust.’ Meaning:
- a strong feeling of dislike because someone/something has an unpleasant trait, whether it is an appearance, smell, behavior, etc.
- anger of something bad, unfair, or inappropriate.
- ‘His arrogance disgusts me,’ ‘
4). ‘Detest.’ Meaning: an extreme dislike. Merriam Webster dictionary states that ‘detest’ is synonymous with ‘hate’ and it sometimes can be violent.
- ‘I actually detest our school’s new regulation.’
5). ‘Dread.’ Meaning: to fear something greatly.
- ‘My little brother dreads lightning. That’s why he always stay with my mother when it is raining.’
The next is ‘loathe.’ Does anyone know its meaning?
“Hate something so much.” – @aminocte
“It resembles with hate..” – @nanangfauzi
“Benci.” – @kaoshitam
“Feel dislike or disgust for sth.” – @uzunyolarabasi
6). ‘Loathe.’ has a similar meaning to ‘detest.’ The question is, what is the difference?
Merriam Webster said that ‘detest’ expresses antipathy while ‘loathe’ expresses intolerance.
- ‘Andrew’s decision on terminating the project is loathed by his team members.’
7). ‘Repel.’ Meaning: be repulsive to something. On the other word, ‘repel’ could means resisting something.
- ‘The idea of eating broccoli repels her.’