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[dis-guhs-ting, dih-skuhs-] /dɪsˈgʌs tɪŋ, dɪˈskʌs-/
causing disgust; offensive to the physical, moral, or aesthetic taste.
Origin of disgusting
First recorded in 1745-55; disgust + -ing2
Related forms
disgustingly, adjective
disgustingness, noun
loathsome, sickening, nauseous, repulsive, revolting, repugnant, abhorrent, detestable. Unabridged
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  • Why you don't object to that disgustingly barbaric rite I can't think.

    The Club of Queer Trades G. K. Chesterton
  • You're much too good to me, and I know I am disgustingly selfish at times.

  • I had supposed this was never really done, but only a very low obeisance made; the act seemed to me disgustingly abject.

    At Home And Abroad Margaret Fuller Ossoli
  • They were a disgustingly healthy lot, these destroyer crews.

    The U-boat hunters James B. Connolly
  • There were many beggars in other cities, but they did not whine and display their dirty rags so disgustingly as these do.

    A Trip to the Orient Robert Urie Jacob
  • Now and then the way of the transgressor is disgustingly pleasant.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • There was no disputing the fact that I looked most disgustingly like Clark when I got into his clothes.

  • But the boys were born selfish, tiresomely, disgustingly selfish.

    Beautiful Joe Marshall Saunders
  • I've been disgustingly lazy, and poor Charlie thinks it's all his fault.

    Second Sight Alan Edward Nourse
British Dictionary definitions for disgustingly


loathsome; repugnant Also (rare) disgustful
Derived Forms
disgustingly, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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