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disgust

noun dis·gust \ di-ˈskəst , dis-ˈgəst also diz- \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of disgust

: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

Examples of disgust in a Sentence

  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.

Recent Examples of disgust from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of disgust


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disgust

verb

Definition of disgust

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

disgusted

adjective

disgustedly

adverb

Examples of disgust in a Sentence

  1. She's a vegetarian because the idea of eating meat totally disgusts her.

  2. The photographs disgust some people.

Recent Examples of disgust from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of disgust

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


DISGUST Defined for English Language Learners

disgust

noun

Definition of disgust for English Language Learners

  • : 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

Definition of disgust for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

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disgust

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

Definition of disgust for Students

: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

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disgust

verb

Definition of disgust for Students

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

disgustedly

adverb


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