Dislike as a noun

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Maria311

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Since dislike can be used as a noun
is it correct to say
I have a dislike for romance films, for example
because, if we want to say the opposite
we don't say I have a like, we say I have a liking, that's why I'm asking -
One last related question: what is a better noun to describe (not liking something), dislike or disfavor?

thanks :)
 

MikeNewYork

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Welcome to another quirk in English. Yes, "a dislike" is now accepted, but "a like" is not. However, "likes" as a noun is accepted (at least by some).
 
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