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

Other Words from disgusting

disgustingly \ di-​ˈskə-​stiŋ-​lē How to pronounce disgusting (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
Recent Examples on the Web Police with prisoners in restraints passed through, scaring her, and the bathroom conditions were disgusting, Carvette said. Carey Goldberg, Anchorage Daily News, 8 May 2022 The lack of remorse afterwards has been disgusting. Los Angeles Times, 2 May 2022 My worst outdoor fear is far less adventurous but way more disgusting. Frederick Dreier, Outside Online, 28 Apr. 2022 Your water is disgusting, your clothes, everything is caked in the mud. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 22 Apr. 2022 There’s a creepy — and, at times, fairly graphic and disgusting — chase sequence in a pyramid involving mummies, and then a twist leaning even harder into the complications raised by linking a mentally ill man to the world beyond this one. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 29 Mar. 2022 Whatever beast had felled their father, so fearless and bursting with life, must have been potent in ways that were also shaming and disgusting. Tessa Hadley, The New Yorker, 21 Mar. 2022 The results are far too disgusting and profane to print—and left the YouTubers in complete stitches. Andrew R. Chow, Time, 13 Apr. 2022 The fact the execs are saying this out loud is disgusting, but places like Applebee's have been taking advantage of the poor both as employees and customers for decades. Jack Kelly, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of disgusting

1754, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for disgusting

from present participle of disgust entry 2

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“Disgusting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disgusting. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of disgusting

: very sickening or bad a disgusting smell

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