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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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  • Now and then the way of the transgressor is disgustingly pleasant.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • I've been disgustingly lazy, and poor Charlie thinks it's all his fault.

    Second Sight

    Alan Edward Nourse
  • His manners towards the maid-servants were disgustingly free and familiar.

    A Study In Scarlet Arthur Conan Doyle
  • I am disgustingly well, which is fortunate, for most men hate a sick woman.

  • You're much too good to me, and I know I am disgustingly selfish at times.

  • They were a disgustingly healthy lot, these destroyer crews.

    The U-boat hunters

    James B. Connolly
  • Wonderful how she had learned an art which he found so disgustingly difficult.

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

    Beautiful Joe Marshall Saunders
  • And in this regard I must say that men, as a general thing, are disgustingly selfish.

    Ginger-Snaps Fanny Fern
British Dictionary definitions for disgustingly


loathsome; repugnant Also (rare) disgustful
Derived Forms
disgustingly, adverb
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