disgust


1dis·gust

noun \di-ˈskəst, dis-ˈgəst also diz-\

: a strong feeling of dislike for something that has a very unpleasant appearance, taste, smell, etc.

: annoyance and anger that you feel toward something because it is not good, fair, appropriate, etc.

Full Definition of DISGUST

:  marked aversion aroused by something highly distasteful :  repugnance

Examples of DISGUST

  1. He eyed the greasy food with disgust.
  2. As the smell of garbage drifted through the air, she wrinkled her nose in disgust.
  3. He talked about his disgust with the way the news media focuses on celebrities.
  4. Much to the disgust of some listeners, the speech was interrupted several times by a few people in the audience.
  5. She shook her head in disgust when I described the scene.

First Known Use of DISGUST

1598

2disgust

verb

: to cause (someone) to have a strong feeling of dislike for something especially because it has a very unpleasant appearance, taste, smell, etc.

of something bad, unfair, improper, etc. : to cause (someone) to feel very annoyed and angry

Full Definition of DISGUST

transitive verb
1
:  to provoke to loathing, repugnance, or aversion :  be offensive to
2
:  to cause (one) to lose an interest or intention
intransitive verb
:  to cause disgust
dis·gust·ed adjective
dis·gust·ed·ly adverb

Examples of DISGUST

  1. She's a vegetarian because the idea of eating meat totally disgusts her.
  2. The photographs disgust some people.

Origin of DISGUST

Middle French desgouster, from des- dis- + goust taste, from Latin gustus; akin to Latin gustare to taste — more at choose
First Known Use: 1616

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