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disgusting

[dis-guhs-ting, dih-skuhs-] /dɪsˈgʌs tɪŋ, dɪˈskʌs-/
adjective
1.
causing disgust; offensive to the physical, moral, or aesthetic taste.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; disgust + -ing2
Related forms
disgustingly, adjective
disgustingness, noun
Synonyms
loathsome, sickening, nauseous, repulsive, revolting, repugnant, abhorrent, detestable.

disgust

[dis-guhst, dih-skuhst] /dɪsˈgʌst, dɪˈskʌst/
verb (used with object)
1.
to cause loathing or nausea in.
2.
to offend the good taste, moral sense, etc., of; cause extreme dislike or revulsion in:
Your vulgar remarks disgust me.
noun
3.
a strong distaste; nausea; loathing.
4.
repugnance caused by something offensive; strong aversion:
He left the room in disgust.
Origin
1590-1600; (v.) < Middle French desgouster, equivalent to des- dis-1 + gouster to taste, relish, derivative of goust taste < Latin gusta (see choose); (noun) < Middle French desgoust, derivative of the v.
Related forms
disgustedly, adverb
disgustedness, noun
predisgust, noun
quasi-disgusted, adjective
quasi-disgustedly, adverb
self-disgust, noun
undisgusted, adjective
Can be confused
discussed, disgust.
Synonyms
1. sicken, nauseate. 2. repel, revolt. 4. abhorrence, detestation, antipathy. See dislike.
Antonyms
1. delight. 4. relish.
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  • But there are plenty of less disgusting-and more fun and educational-ways to learn about science through food.
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  • These were disgusting birds with the heads of maidens, with long claws and faces pale with hunger.
  • Many of the remedies used by the people of the country are ludicrously strange, but too disgusting to be mentioned.
  • She felt accused of dishonesty, and the idea was disgusting.
  • The animal lacks even true eyes but it does have an incredible, and somewhat disgusting, defense mechanism.
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  • One was bigger than the other and they also felt slimy and spongy, but they looked more disgusting.
  • The natron packed inside her absorbed so much fluid that it became goopy, smelly, and disgusting.
  • The text written above is a disgusting chunk of propaganda as the first commenter has already stated.
British Dictionary definitions for disgusting

disgusting

/dɪsˈɡʌstɪŋ/
adjective
1.
loathsome; repugnant Also (rare) disgustful
Derived Forms
disgustingly, adverb

disgust

/dɪsˈɡʌst/
verb (transitive)
1.
to sicken or fill with loathing
2.
to offend the moral sense, principles, or taste of
noun
3.
a great loathing or distaste aroused by someone or something
4.
in disgust, as a result of disgust
Derived Forms
disgustedly, adverb
disgustedness, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Old French desgouster, from des-dis-1 + gouster to taste, from goust taste, from Latin gustus
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Word Origin and History for disgusting

disgust

n.

1590s, from Middle French desgoust "strong dislike, repugnance," literally "distaste" (16c., Modern French dégoût), from desgouster "have a distaste for," from des- "opposite of" (see dis-) + gouster "taste," from Latin gustare "to taste" (see gusto).

v.

c.1600, from Middle French desgouster "have a distaste for" (see disgust (n.)). Sense has strengthened over time, and subject and object have been reversed: cf. "It is not very palatable, which makes some disgust it" (1660s). The reverse sense of "to excite nausea" is attested from 1640s. Related: Disgusted; disgusting.

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