Saying “I don’t like it” in 10 ways


Easy English phrases for saying ‘I don’t like it?’. I am sure that you never knew that there were so many ways to say this? Saying “I don’t like it” or “I don’t like this” can sound a little bit childish. So here are a couple of ways to say “I don’t like it” more maturely. I suggest you write them down in your own personal dictionary and try to practise at least one expression each day in class. At Oxford English Academy we believe that practice makes perfect!

Easy English phrases for learning English can help you to master the language very quickly. In this post we look at formal and informal ways to say 'I don't like it'.

Easy English Phrases for Politely Saying You Don’t Like Something

I dislike it.

This is a formal way of saying “I don’t like it”. It is very direct and could cause offense to some people. For example: Greta dislikes the taste of pistachio ice cream.

I don’t appreciate it.

This way of expressing dislike is great for professional and serious conversations. For example: I don’t appreciate being shouted at in public.

I’m disinterested in it. 

We use this sentence if something simply does not interest us. For example: My friends are all disinterested in politics.

Easy English Phrases for Informally Saying You Don’t Like Something

I’m not into it.

Saying you are not into something is an informal way of saying that you do not find it interesting. For example: James is not into football, he likes rugby.

I’m not fond of it.

Not to be fond of something is an informal for saying you don’t like it very much. For example: Since Ben had the accident, he’s not very fond of going skiing.

I’m not crazy about it.

This expression is similar to “not be fond of something”. For example: I’m not crazy about this cake because it tastes strange.

It doesn’t tickle my fancy.

It is an idiom and it means we did not find it appealing, funny or interesting. For example: That comedian’s sense of humour doesn’t tickle their fancy.

It’s not for me.

This is a neutral way of explaining that you are not interested in something. For example: Everyone loves the series Lost but it’s not for me.

I’m not a big fan of it.

To say “I’m not a big fan” is an idiomatic expression and it means we do not like something very much. For example: I’m not a big fan of the new James Bond.

I’ll pass. 

This is a quick way of saying we are not interested in a suggestion. For example: Do you want to come to the pub?” “Nah, thanks, I’ll pass.

Learning English is easier with fixed phrases. These easy English phrases will help you to quickly master saying you don’t like something in English. And don’t forget that you can also learn English in Oxford and Cape Town at Oxford English Academy. This is truly the fastest way to learn English!