Definition of disgusting 

: causing a strong feeling of dislike or disinclination : causing disgust the food was disgusting a disgusting magazine a disgusting way to treat people

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disgustingly \di-ˈskəs-tiŋ-lē, dis-ˈgəs- also diz- \ adverb

Examples of disgusting in a Sentence

What a disgusting way to treat people. when we cleaned the room, we found a disgusting plate of moldy food under the bed

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By the time members have finished scouring the merchandise, only bruised or disgusting tomatoes will be left. Joe Queenan, WSJ, "Pay Up if You Want to Eat Premium Bananas," 11 May 2018 The details that have been released are shocking, appalling and disgusting. Creg Stephenson, AL.com, "AL.com All-Access: Some thoughts on Reuben Foster," 13 Apr. 2018 Twitter Facebook − + Wannamaker • a day ago To borrow his own words: Vile and disgusting man. Ashley Iasimone, Billboard, "Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes Apologizes After Calling March For Our Lives Students 'Disgusting'," 31 Mar. 2018 Get your girls who can do both — be disgusting and hot. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "Meet the Funniest People in Skin Care," 12 June 2018 His most recent comments regarding my client, who passed a lie detector test and who the American people believe, are disgusting and a disgrace. Eli Watkins, CNN, "Giuliani on Stormy Daniels: Melania Trump 'believes her husband'," 6 June 2018 Dairy, like the meat industry, was particularly disgusting. Linda Rodriguez Mcrobbie, BostonGlobe.com, "How ice cream made America," 30 June 2018 For a prominent black musician to use his significant influence? to irresponsibly contribute to the perilous reality currently faced by African-Americans is simply disgusting. Lincoln Anthony Blades, Teen Vogue, "The Myth of the "Happy Slave," Explained," 2 June 2018 Absolutely disgusting by @Delta to ban pit bulls THAT ARE TRAINED. Matthew Martinez, miamiherald, "Delta bans all 'pit bull type' dogs as service, emotional support animals," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of disgusting

1754, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for disgusting

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English Language Learners Definition of disgusting

: so unpleasant to see, smell, taste, consider, etc., that you feel slightly sick

: so bad, unfair, inappropriate, etc., that you feel annoyed and angry


dis·gust·ing | \di-ˈskə-stiŋ, dis-ˈgə-stiŋ\

Kids Definition of disgusting

: very sickening or bad a disgusting smell

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