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disgustful

[dis-guhst-fuh l, dih-skuhst-] /dɪsˈgʌst fəl, dɪˈskʌst-/
adjective
1.
causing disgust; nauseous; offensive.
Origin of disgustful
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15; disgust + -ful
Related forms
disgustfully, adverb
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  • With disgustful 43 desperation, she emptied the room and swept it as with fire and sword.

    Cavanagh: Forest Ranger Hamlin Garland
  • His sensibility is shrunk up and withered by events the most disgustful to his feelings.

    Caleb Williams William Godwin
  • No one has hitherto claimed this disgustful and perilous situation.

    Arthur Mervyn Charles Brockden Brown
  • I wish you may not be going fast, and by the shortest cut, to that horrible and disgustful situation.

  • This Hebe, Mr. Gordon greeted with a loving kiss, which the kissee resented in a very unequivocal strain of disgustful reproach.

    Pelham, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Whatever hopes she had conceived of me were utterly dissipated: all my ways were disgustful to her.

    Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • She took up her abode with me, and shared with me every disgustful and perilous office which my mother's insanity prescribed.

    Ormond, Volume III (of 3)

    Charles Brockden Brown
  • He went out but little, and then, she opined with a disgustful sniff, for purposes strictly alcoholic.

    Average Jones Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • For two disgustful minutes they extracted from him his solemn promise that henceforth he would keep his hands off the laws.

    Average Jones Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • Yet this avenue, opprobrious and disgustful as it was, afforded the only means of escaping from the worst extremes of famine.

    Ormond, Volume I (of 3)

    Charles Brockden Brown

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