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

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

Sarah's final tweet on Thursday regarding the Ford-Kavanaugh hearing was a viral picture of the women sitting behind Kavanaugh during the hearing, with many appearing to make faces of disgust. Emily Wang, Teen Vogue, "Sarah Hyland Shares Story of Being Sexually Assaulted," 28 Sep. 2018 The video depicts Kevin going through the day where news of the scandal presumably broke, getting mixed reactions of disgust and attempts at seduction by women surrounding him in a retail store, a supermarket and a restaurant. Melania Hidalgo, PEOPLE.com, "Rebuilding After Scandal: A Look Back at Kevin Hart and Wife Eniko's Nearly 2-Year Marriage," 6 July 2018 The neighbors, like so many city residents, experienced a swirling mix of emotions, from disgust and despair before the tent clearings to cautious relief and uneasiness about the homeless campers’ unclear fate afterward. San Francisco Chronicle, "“There is a suitcase full of human s— on the corner of Isis and 13th,” the email read. “Last night, I had to threaten violence to a man smoking crystal meth on my front porch. This morning, my 2-year-old son and I watched a rat rummage through the trash in our gutter.," 25 June 2018 While deficit-hawks look on in disgust and tax experts grumble about fine print which is an utter mess, bosses are ecstatic. The Economist, "Business in the Republicans’ America is flourishing, but also changing," 24 May 2018 His life is an unambiguous open book for a minimally literate person to be able to read — mostly with disgust, contempt and incredulity. Jamshed Dastur, latimes.com, "This is not who we are as Americans. Or is it?," 5 July 2018 Descriptions of her are icky either in their prurience or disgust, with a creepy focus on her body. Alice Bolin, Longreads, "The Daughter as Detective," 26 June 2018 But Cam Simpson, an investigative journalist at Bloomberg News, began a quest, fueled by outrage and disgust, to answer a question lurking behind the murders: How could the world’s wealthiest, most powerful military treat its workers this way? Ellen Barry, New York Times, "Terrorists Killed 12 Nepalese Men. Was an American Military Contractor to Blame?," 15 June 2018 Stefan Stevenson Other than local disgust, ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy ripped the move during a telecast, and ESPN college basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla took to twitter to criticize the decision, too. Mac Engel, star-telegram, "From fired at UTA to hired by TCU, it all worked out for Scott Cross | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 12 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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 Just take a look at how absolutely disgusting this clip is, where NBC hosts are trashing the women in the president's life. Fox News, "Hannity: How we got to this point with North Korea," 9 June 2018 So when things erupted Thursday, White had every right to be disgusted — with McGregor and himself. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, "UFC's Dana White may talk tough, but he has been longtime enabler of Conor McGregor," 6 Apr. 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

Noun

see disgust entry 2

Verb

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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