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
Recent Examples on the Web That is disgusting, what is happening on those subway cars. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "'Disrespectful': Andrew Cuomo condemns homeless people for filling subway trains designated for essential workers," 28 Apr. 2020 And the team discovered that warm mozzarella and Alfa Alcantara make a rather disgusting form of Velcro. Brett Berk, Car and Driver, "Now Streaming: Backseat Drivers, a New Car Show Starring Kid Drivers," 17 Apr. 2020 Having a pet drives home how much caring for another living thing is incompatible with cleanliness; animals are disgusting. Helena Fitzgerald, The Atlantic, "Coronavirus Risk Doesn’t Stop at Your Front Door," 15 Mar. 2020 To skip that part and go straight to the review is to be a disgusting agent of destruction, a parasite, a disgrace to criticism and a blight on the art of writing. Mick Lasalle, San Francisco Chronicle, "What are the most overrated movies?," 6 June 2018 Oxo's dual-purpose cleaner has two ways to make your laptop less disgusting. Boone Ashworth, Wired, "Essential Gear For Keeping Your Workspace Tidy," 18 Feb. 2020 This is despicable, deplorable, disgusting, and undeserved. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "Pig found dead in Shawnee Park with ears cut off," 24 Feb. 2020 The fact that, legally, some people are completely at the mercy of the hatred and bigotry of others is disgusting and unacceptable. Darlene Aderoju, PEOPLE.com, "Taylor Swift and Janet Mock to be Honored at 31st Annual GLAAD Awards for LGBTQ Advocacy," 7 Jan. 2020 Lithgow is memorably disgusting and predatory as the ultimate bad news boss as far as women were concerned. Todd Mccarthy, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Bombshell': Film Review," 9 Dec. 2019

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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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The first known use of disgusting was in 1754

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3 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Disgusting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disgusting. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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How to pronounce disgusting (audio)

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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