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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The committee crushed Ollie, validated UConn’s claims for a just-cause firing and pushed one portion of this disgusting fight between a disgraced pupil and damaged university over the finish line. Mike Anthony, courant.com, "Mike Anthony: The NCAA hammered Kevin Ollie; now UConn should settle with him and move on to bright future," 3 July 2019 This '80s-flavored track is as delicious as the imagery is disgusting. Joe Lynch, Billboard, "20 Best Songs From 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Queens," 26 June 2019 Microbes, as well as insects, quickly infest dead animals and plants, and we humans consider this quite disgusting. Anna K. Behrensmeyer, Smithsonian, "How Do Fossils Form?," 8 June 2019 Bausch had a famously individual style, very theatrical (cliffs of dirt, collapsing walls) but also, in her dancers’ physical dealings with one another, very intimate—visceral, sticky, a little disgusting, but excitingly so. Joan Acocella, The New Yorker, "Can Modern Dance Be Preserved?," 24 June 2019 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

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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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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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food or victuals

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