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- A lack of relish: distaste
- 1690, John Locke, An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding, volume I:
- Bread or tobacco may be neglected where they are shown to be useful to health, because of an indifferency or disrelish to them; reason and consideration at first recommends, and begins their trial, and use finds, or custom makes them pleasant.
- 1818, John Franklin, The Journey to the Polar Sea:
- The residents live principally upon this most delicious fish which fortunately can be eaten a long time without disrelish.
- (Can we date this quote by Burke and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
- 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.
- Absence of relishing or palatable quality; bad taste; nauseousness.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)