disgusting

adjective dis·gust·ing
Updated on: 25 Nov 2017

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

disgustingly

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

Examples of disgusting in a Sentence

  1. What a disgusting way to treat people.

  2. when we cleaned the room, we found a disgusting plate of moldy food under the bed

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Origin and Etymology of disgusting


DISGUSTING Defined for English Language Learners

disgusting

adjective

Definition of disgusting for English Language Learners

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

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


DISGUSTING Defined for Kids

disgusting

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

Definition of disgusting for Students

: very sickening or bad
  • a disgusting smell


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