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Disrepute vs Distaste - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between disrepute and distaste

is that disrepute is loss or want of reputation; ill character; disesteem; discredit while distaste is a feeling of dislike, aversion or antipathy.

As verbs the difference between disrepute and distaste

is that disrepute is to bring into disreputation; to hold in dishonor while distaste is to dislike.

disrepute

English

Noun

(-)
  • Loss or want of reputation; ill character; disesteem; discredit.
  • *
  • Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get; what you get is classical alpha-taxonomy which is, very largely and for sound reasons, in disrepute today.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • At the beginning of the eighteenth century astrology fell into general disrepute .

    Verb

    (disreput)
  • To bring into disreputation; to hold in dishonor.
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    distaste

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • A feeling of dislike, aversion or antipathy.
  • (obsolete) Aversion of the taste; dislike, as of food or drink; disrelish.
  • (Francis Bacon)
  • (obsolete) Discomfort; uneasiness.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes , and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.
  • Alienation of affection; displeasure; anger.
  • * Milton
  • On the part of Heaven, / Now alienated, distance and distaste .

    Derived terms

    * distasteful

    Verb

    (distast)
  • (obsolete) To dislike.
  • * , Scene 2.
  • Although my will distaste what it elected
  • * , 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.
  • to be distasteful; to taste bad
  • * , Scene 3.
  • Dangerous conceits are, in their natures, poisons. / Which at the first are scarce found to distaste ,
  • (obsolete) To offend; to disgust; to displease.
  • * Sir J. Davies
  • He thought it no policy to distaste the English or Irish by a course of reformation, but sought to please them.
  • (obsolete) To deprive of taste or relish; to make unsavory or distasteful.
  • (Drayton)

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