verb (used with object)
Origin of disgust
Examples from the Web for disgust
As the announcement was read, the reaction from the gathered crowd was one of anger and disgust.Justice Was Served in Ferguson—This Isn’t Jim Crow America|Ron Christie|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The past few years of ugly gridlocked bloodsport politics have driven many Americans out of the arena in disgust.Hate Hyper-Partisanship? Support Redistricting Reform Now|John Avlon|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Objection,” said defense attorney Patrick Ostronic, wearing a look of disgust.
Reporting it; linking to it; commenting on it; marveling at it; expressing shock and disgust about it.
Disgust at the war in places like Connecticut ran river deep and mountain high.
"Let us give her a rap over the knuckles, and disgust her with the business," said the brothers Cointet.Eve and David|Honore de Balzac
The process is impossible when there is in the work nothing to attract and something to disgust the vulgar mind.Modern Painters Volume I (of V)|John Ruskin
With a shudder of disgust the lawyer went into the dining room and closed the door into the kitchen.The Troll Garden and Selected Stories|Willa Cather
They had still fifteen paces to go when John Barrow came to a stop with a sniff of disgust.The Rover Boys In The Mountains|Arthur M. Winfield
She soon got tired of trying to cheer me up and quit in disgust.Jiglets|Walter Jones
Word Origin for disgust
1590s, from Middle French desgoust "strong dislike, repugnance," literally "distaste" (16c., Modern French dégoût), from desgouster "have a distaste for," from des- "opposite of" (see dis-) + gouster "taste," from Latin gustare "to taste" (see gusto).
c.1600, from Middle French desgouster "have a distaste for" (see disgust (n.)). Sense has strengthened over time, and subject and object have been reversed: cf. "It is not very palatable, which makes some disgust it" (1660s). The reverse sense of "to excite nausea" is attested from 1640s. Related: Disgusted; disgusting.