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disgusting

[dis-guhs-ting, dih-skuhs-] /dɪsˈgʌs tɪŋ, dɪˈskʌs-/
adjective
1.
causing disgust; offensive to the physical, moral, or aesthetic taste.
Origin of disgusting
1745-1755
First recorded in 1745-55; disgust + -ing2
Related forms
disgustingly, adjective
disgustingness, noun
Synonyms
loathsome, sickening, nauseous, repulsive, revolting, repugnant, abhorrent, detestable.
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  • Take a mass of carrion, for example, and the ‘disgustingness’ which for us is part of the experience.

  • 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

/dɪsˈɡʌstɪŋ/
adjective
1.
loathsome; repugnant Also (rare) disgustful
Derived Forms
disgustingly, adverb
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