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[dis-guhst, dih-skuhst] /dɪsˈgʌst, dɪˈskʌst/
verb (used with object)
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
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.
1. sicken, nauseate. 2. repel, revolt. 4. abhorrence, detestation, antipathy.
1. delight. 4. relish.
Synonym Study
4. See dislike. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for disgustedly
Historical Examples
  • "I never see such a man in my born days," declared Angie disgustedly.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "Oh, I know that it's a child's question," put in Kent, disgustedly.

    Fair Harbor

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • "I thought a weddin' was supposed to be a joyful sort of thing," he said, disgustedly.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Rajcik said disgustedly, "Our noble captain can't face the situation."

    Death Wish Robert Sheckley
  • "And make your supper on crackers and tea, I suppose," he said disgustedly.

    An American Suffragette Isaac N. Stevens
  • "I know almost as much about it as I did before," announced Ned, disgustedly.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas

    Frank Gee Patchin
  • "No use staying here any longer, Macklin," he said disgustedly.

    The Slave of Silence Fred M. White
  • "Why, it's only an ordinary map of Europe," she said disgustedly.

  • "The first of April to-morrow," thought von Rittenheim, disgustedly.

    A Tar-Heel Baron Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
  • "Dirty—that's just the word for it," said Sir Richard disgustedly.

    Afterwards Kathlyn Rhodes
British Dictionary definitions for disgustedly


verb (transitive)
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
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 disgustedly



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).



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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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