disgust

noun
dis·​gust | \ di-ˈskəst, dis-ˈgəst also diz-\

Definition of disgust

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: marked aversion aroused by something highly distasteful : repugnance wrinked her nose in disgust his disgust at the way the media has been covering the story

disgust

verb
disgusted; disgusting; disgusts

Definition of disgust (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to provoke to loathing, repugnance, or aversion : be offensive to The idea of eating raw meat disgusts him.
2 : to cause (one) to lose an interest or intention is disgusted by their ignorange

intransitive verb

: to cause disgust

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Other Words from disgust

Verb

disgusted adjective
disgustedly adverb

Examples of disgust in a Sentence

Noun

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

Verb

She's a vegetarian because the idea of eating meat totally disgusts her. The photographs disgust some people.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Romantic liberals like Byron and Shelley regarded it with disgust, though their particular ire was directed at ministers like Lord Castlereagh, the foreign secretary. Allan Massie, WSJ, "‘Lord Liverpool’ Review: A Tory in His Prime," 5 Aug. 2018 Hollywood, that place the resentful, like Aunt Mattie, pronounce with disgust. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, "From a TMZ tour bus to a seat at the Oscars: My search for elusive celebrity culture in Los Angeles," 6 Mar. 2018 Some on social media expressed disgust or disbelief at Bessie's watery grave. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "Yes, there is a cow carcass floating in floodwaters near Waterfront Park," 22 Feb. 2018 But much to her dismay and disgust, Facebook restrictions weren't enough to stop one perverted hacker. Kayla Keegan, Redbook, "Horrified Mom Discovers Her 8-Year-Old Daughter's Facebook Photos On A Porn Site," 6 May 2015 But in a curious sense, the wellspring of fear that makes Spygate plausible to frightened outsiders is a mirror image of the disgust that Brennan, the consummate insider, expresses about the president’s character. Mattathias Schwartz, New York Times, "A Spymaster Steps Out of the Shadows," 27 June 2018 More direct disgust showered both teams from their home media, starting with the television play-by-play men during the match. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "Why are the last matches in each World Cup group played at the same time?," 26 June 2018 And plenty of valiant efforts by others to offer up the appropriate disgust. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "The best viral high school baseball video brings out worst in Internet," 12 June 2018 The tricks and traps of the electoral system disgust many Malaysians. The Economist, "Malaysia’s 92-year-old opposition leader makes a final challenge," 5 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Whitney, who normally votes Republican, said she is disgusted by the condition of the roads and recently had to replace a tire after hitting a pothole. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, "State cuts taxes; pothole-weary motorists not impressed," 28 Feb. 2018 This attempted erasure of trans lives is disgusting. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "Trans Rights Organizations to Donate to Right Now," 22 Oct. 2018 Is anyone else not at all surprised but all the same sincerely disgusted by that picture of Jeffree Star and his non black friends in cornrows? Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Jeffree Star Wore Cornrows for a Jeffree Star Cosmetics Photo Shoot and People Have a LOT of Feelings," 28 Sep. 2018 In that moment, one of the young passengers (all disgusted at the treatment of Egyptian police by this time) came and without asking either me or the police for permission, took a picture of the police officer. Marie Claire, "The Butterfly Effect," 25 Feb. 2010 But there are so many agents within the bureau that were disgusted by what happened. Fox News, "Gowdy faces backlash over remarks about FBI, Trump campaign," 1 June 2018 My father would be so upset and disgusted that after all these years, all that he’s fought for has been taken in vain. Abigail Simon, Time, "The Supreme Court Finally Said Her Father Was Right About Japanese Internment. But Karen Korematsu Isn't Happy," 29 June 2018 Fairfield police described as disgusting the conditions in the home, including animal and human feces spread on the floor. Ray Sanchez And Paul Vercammen, CNN, "Parents in California abuse case plead not guilty; lewd act on a child charges added against father," 24 May 2018 Chris Marino, who at least uses a name on Twitter, was disgusted too. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "The best viral high school baseball video brings out worst in Internet," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of disgust

Noun

1598, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1616, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for disgust

Verb and Noun

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

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disgust

noun

English Language Learners Definition of disgust

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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.

disgust

verb

English Language Learners Definition of disgust (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

disgust

noun
dis·​gust | \ di-ˈskəst, dis-ˈgəst\

Kids Definition of disgust

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a strong feeling of dislike or annoyance for something considered sickening or bad This piece of rudeness was more than Alice could bear: she got up in great disgust— Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

disgust

verb
disgusted; disgusting

Kids Definition of disgust (Entry 2 of 2)

: to cause to feel strong dislike or annoyance by being sickening or bad This greasy food disgusts me.

Other Words from disgust

disgustedly adverb

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