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disgusting

[dis-guhs-ting, dih-skuhs-]
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adjective
  1. causing disgust; offensive to the physical, moral, or aesthetic taste.
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Origin of disgusting

First recorded in 1745–55; disgust + -ing2
Related formsdis·gust·ing·ly, adjectivedis·gust·ing·ness, noun

Synonyms

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loathsome, sickening, nauseous, repulsive, revolting, repugnant, abhorrent, detestable.
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Historical Examples

  • Take a mass of carrion, for example, and the ‘disgustingness’ which for us is part of the experience.

    Essays in Radical Empiricism

    William James

  • So the disgustingness fails to operate within the realm of suns and breezes,—it does not function as a physical quality.


British Dictionary definitions for disgustingness

disgusting

adjective
  1. loathsome; repugnantAlso (rare): disgustful
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Derived Formsdisgustingly, adverb
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