disgusting

adjective
dis·​gust·​ing | \ di-ˈskə-stiŋ How to pronounce disgusting (audio) , dis-ˈgə- also diz-\

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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Other Words from disgusting

disgustingly \ di-​ˈskə-​stiŋ-​lē How to pronounce disgustingly (audio) , dis-​ˈgə-​ 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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This treatment by this media to this president, duly elected by you, the American people, is beyond disgusting. Fox News, "Devin Nunes updates investigation into FISA abuse scandal," 6 Aug. 2018 There’s nothing shameful or disgusting about your period. Korin Miller, SELF, "Can I Get a Pelvic Exam or Pap Smear on My Period?," 7 Jan. 2019 With that in mind, here (in no particular order) are 10 of the best of weird science stories of 2018 — the disgusting, horrifying, and the viral. 1. Angela Chen, The Verge, "2018 in weird science, from alien conspiracies to sensory illusions," 23 Dec. 2018 Her disgusting comments and show are not fit for broadcast, and executives at Time Warner and TBS must demonstrate that such explicit profanity about female members of this administration will not be condoned on its network. Nash Jenkins, Time, "Trump's Press Secretary Says Samantha Bee's Comment About Ivanka Trump Was 'Disgusting'," 31 May 2018 Her disgusting comments and show are not fit for broadcast, and executives at Time Warner and TBS must demonstrate that such explicit profanity about female members of this administration will not be condoned on its network. Madeleine Aggeler, The Cut, "The Samantha Bee and Ivanka Trump C*ntroversy, Explained," 31 May 2018 The bedroom was disgusting and his kitchen was piled to the ceiling with dishes. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Designer Bobby Berk Dishes on Queer Eye's New Season," 15 Mar. 2019 Please Instagram, keep this bullsh*t off mine and other's feeds who could be easily effected by this disgusting advertisement. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Demi Lovato Calls Out "Disgusting" Fat-Shaming Instagram Ad," 5 Jan. 2019 There are no words for this disgusting excuse for a human being. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "Hunter defends killing 'rare' black giraffe, says it was too old to breed," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of disgusting

1754, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for disgusting

see disgust entry 2

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Dictionary Entries near disgusting

disgust

disgusted

disgustful

disgusting

dish

dishabille

dishallow

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The first known use of disgusting was in 1754

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disgusting

adjective

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

disgusting

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

Kids Definition of disgusting

: very sickening or bad a disgusting smell

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