Discussion in 'Dictionary Additions' started by Eddie P, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. Eddie P Senior Member

    Los Angeles CA
    Term: (dislove)

    Definition or explanation: To stop loving a person

    Example: (I don't want to dislove her because she has done so much for me, trying to keep the relationship going. If I ever dislove her, she'll be definitely heart-broken so I'm afraid to fall in love with someone else that I already like.)

    One or more places you have seen the term: (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=dislove)

    Have you looked for this term or meaning in dictionaries, and not found it? Yes __:tick: No ___
  2. YMOPA

    YMOPA Senior Member

    Repub de Tejas
    Regarding Urbandictionary reference: there are plenty of bored individuals who entertain themselves by making stuff up and post to there. Since UD imposes no contents control beside voting, anyone can post anything. I find it not any more valid than a reference to graffiti spotted in a public toilet.
  3. Cagey post mod (English Only / Latin)

    English - US
    We would like some more examples of the word in actual use to show that it has some currency. Here is one:

    Nuka has a darker color then Scar or Taka but Scar was a weak cub to (And lots of people say he was disloved by his father Ahadi). Source: a user blog on lionking.wikia.com.

    It's difficult to find examples because most of the results of an internet search are misspellings of dissolved.
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2014
  4. Eddie P Senior Member

    Los Angeles CA
    Honestly I have a passion for words. If I actually gave the urbandictionary website it's because I didn't have any other but guess what... the meaning of "dislove" exist in the Spanish language as "desamar" and I believe that word can be integrated eventually in the English dictionary. This spot is for that and if we see other example of words contributed previously we can see that at least this word isn't bad. Thanks.
  5. swift

    swift Senior Member

    Spanish – Costa Rica (Valle Central)
    Hi Eddie.

    I'm afraid you need to take a look at the guidelines to understand the aim of the Dictionary Additions forum. :)
    Best regards,

  6. eno2

    eno2 Senior Member

    El Hierro de Canarias
    Unlove and to unlove is widely used.
  7. Susan Y Senior Member

    British English
    I have never come across either "dislove" or "unlove" (unloved, yes).
  8. eno2

    eno2 Senior Member

    El Hierro de Canarias
    A few samples from internet documents:

    House, hurry! 2. You will score for each element you throw! and later you'll be able to see the totals (love vs "unlove") and your contribution to them.

    Sanction and punish, punish and sanction; fostering violence and unlove.

    How do children and young people escape from so much unlove?
    If we see tenderness, we live tenderness and we learn to live tenderness, unless it arises negated in our experiences with unlove.
    There are some people who talk in such a way that when we see their inner selves, they appear as unlovely as their outer selves seem to be comely.
  9. ewie

    ewie Senior Member

    Another Country
    English English
    The first is written by a non-native speaker, and is being used self-consciously.
    The last isn't unlove ~ it's unlovely, a perfectly normal adjective (un + lovely).

    The other three, all from Unesco, are what I'd call 'in-house jargon'. The third of them (in addition) was written by someone with a poor grasp of English.
  10. eno2

    eno2 Senior Member

    El Hierro de Canarias
    Unesco is NOT an unworthy reference as for the use of language.

    The French have their désamour, the Spanish have their desamor. Even the Dutch have their "onliefde". All in their dictionaries. Why shouldn't the English have their unlove?

    At further insight "unlove" is in English dictionaries:

    Last edited: Jul 11, 2014
  11. ewie

    ewie Senior Member

    Another Country
    English English
    I didn't say that. I was merely saying that it looks to me like in-house jargon, i.e. not in widespread use by the general English-speaking population.
    I don't dispute that it exists, only that it
  12. eno2

    eno2 Senior Member

    El Hierro de Canarias
    There is no need for adding dislove in the dictionary nor even for proposing dislove because unlove exists already and is used, perhaps not as widely as I supposed, but it's used. I proved that.
  13. neil.corrigan12 New Member

    english - Australia
    I have never come across "dislove" before. Although "Unlove/d" is a word which I have always encountered many times. It's awkward using dislove when unlove is more widely accepted.
  14. AshBens

    AshBens New Member

    I have never met the word ''unlove'' as to 'dislove'' it is more common word to use and more practical.
  15. T4NK3R New Member

    Danish - Denmark
    It's a social-media notion - that liking (and loving, why not) is a service :eek:, that can be revoked or discontinued.
    - in that context, "dislove" is a new term, meaning a concious decision to withdraw the previously granted service of love :rolleyes:

    Whereas unlove(d) refers to ye olde romantic, and involountary form - whether you love or not, you have no say in the matter.


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