• (British) IPA: /dɪsˈɹɛlɪʃ/

disrelish (uncountable)

  1. A lack of relish: distaste
    • Men love to hear of their power, but have an extreme disrelish to be told of their duty.
    • 1819, John Keats, Otho the Great, Act IV, Scene II, verses 40-42
      […] that those eyes may glow
      With wooing light upon me, ere the Morn
      Peers with disrelish, grey, barren, and cold.
    • 1982, Lawrence Durrell, Constance, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 685:
      They heated up tinned food in a saucepan of hot water and ate it with sadness and disrelish, under the belief that they were economising.
  2. Absence of relishing or palatable quality; bad taste; nauseousness.

disrelish (disrelishes, present participle disrelishing; past and past participle disrelished)

  1. (transitive) To have no taste for; to reject as distasteful.
  2. (transitive) To deprive of relish; to make nauseous or disgusting in a slight degree.

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