- to cause loathing or nausea in.
- to offend the good taste, moral sense, etc., of; cause extreme dislike or revulsion in: Your vulgar remarks disgust me.
- a strong distaste; nausea; loathing.
- repugnance caused by something offensive; strong aversion: He left the room in disgust.
Origin of disgust
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Examples from the Web for disgust
As the announcement was read, the reaction from the gathered crowd was one of anger and disgust.Justice Was Served in Ferguson—This Isn’t Jim Crow America
November 25, 2014
The past few years of ugly gridlocked bloodsport politics have driven many Americans out of the arena in disgust.Hate Hyper-Partisanship? Support Redistricting Reform Now
November 3, 2014
“Objection,” said defense attorney Patrick Ostronic, wearing a look of disgust.The Weirdest Story About a Conservative Obsession, a Convicted Bomber, and Taylor Swift You Have Ever Read
August 30, 2014
Reporting it; linking to it; commenting on it; marveling at it; expressing shock and disgust about it.The Real Nightmare of Ferguson
August 15, 2014
Disgust at the war in places like Connecticut ran river deep and mountain high.You, Chris McDaniel, Are No Ned Lamont
June 27, 2014
To the disgust of the latter, Robert actually had the presumption to walk home with Hester.Brave and Bold
At him, when I could glance at him, with disgust little short of affrightment.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
"Say, take me out of here," she cried in a voice surcharged with disgust.Within the Law
She left the easel in disgust and refused to touch it again for a week.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
To my disgust I found that Silberer positively refused to make a rush of it.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
- to sicken or fill with loathing
- to offend the moral sense, principles, or taste of
- a great loathing or distaste aroused by someone or something
- in disgust as a result of disgust
Word Origin and History for disgust
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.