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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 of disgust
1590-1600
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.
Antonyms
1. delight. 4. relish.
Synonym Study
4. See dislike.
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Examples from the Web for disgusted
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  • Should the eye be disgusted, when the heart is to be engaged?

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • Besides this, I should leave my companions, with whom I was disgusted.

  • Some days he did not mind, it, and some days it disgusted him; but he never followed it up.

    The Biography of a Grizzly Ernest Seton-Thompson
  • For many reasons we may be disgusted with life, but for none may we despise it.

    Reflections Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
  • Discouraged and disgusted with the theatre, my passion for sculpture increased.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
British Dictionary definitions for disgusted

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 disgusted

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).

disgust

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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