[ dis-guhst, dih-skuhst ]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to cause loathing or nausea in.

  2. to offend the good taste, moral sense, etc., of; cause extreme dislike or revulsion in: Your vulgar remarks disgust me.

  1. a strong distaste; nausea; loathing.

  2. repugnance caused by something offensive; strong aversion: He left the room in disgust.

Origin of disgust

First recorded in 1590–1600; (for the verb) from Middle French desgouster, from des- dis-1 + gouster “to taste, relish” (derivative of goust “taste,” from Latin gusta; see also choose); noun derivative of the verb

synonym study For disgust

4. See dislike.

Other words for disgust

Opposites for disgust

Other words from disgust

  • dis·gust·ed·ly, adverb
  • dis·gust·ed·ness, noun
  • pre·dis·gust, noun
  • qua·si-dis·gust·ed, adjective
  • qua·si-dis·gust·ed·ly, adverb
  • self-dis·gust, noun
  • un·dis·gust·ed, adjective

Words that may be confused with disgust

Words Nearby disgust

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How to use disgust in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for disgust


/ (dɪsˈɡʌst) /

  1. to sicken or fill with loathing

  2. to offend the moral sense, principles, or taste of

  1. a great loathing or distaste aroused by someone or something

  2. in disgust as a result of disgust

Origin of disgust

C16: from Old French desgouster, from des- dis- 1 + gouster to taste, from goust taste, from Latin gustus

Derived forms of disgust

  • disgustedly, adverb
  • disgustedness, noun

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