OTHER WORDS FOR disgust
Origin of disgust
synonym study for disgust
OTHER WORDS FROM disgust
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH disgustdiscussed, disgust
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What does disgust mean?
Disgust is used to mean to cause nausea or loathing, as in The dirty, smelly kitchen disgusted the restaurant owner.
In a related sense, disgust is used to mean a feeling of loathing or queasiness, as in Spiders always cause me to feel disgust.
Disgust is also used to mean to offend someone’s good taste, as in The politician’s lies disgusted the voters, and he lost the election as a result.
Disgust can be used in a related sense as a noun meaning an objection caused by something offensive. This usage is often written as “in disgust,” as in After hearing the sexist comments, the actress left the audition in disgust.
The adjective disgusting comes from disgust and refers to something that causes disgust, as in Melanie thinks rats and mice are disgusting.
Disgust can be confused with the similar-sounding discussed, which is the past tense of the word discuss, meaning to talk about something with other people.
Example: Cockroaches disgust most people, but I think they have a place in the world.
Where does disgust come from?
The first records of the word disgust come from around 1590. It comes from the Middle French desgouster, which combines the prefix des-, which indicates a negative and the word gouster, meaning “to taste.” If someone is disgusted by something, it means they have no taste for it or it makes them feel sick.
Disgust refers to the bad feeling you experience when you see or think about something really gross or something that makes you feel outraged. Many people agree that things like rats, bugs, odors, or oozing puss cause disgust. On the other hand, you might think something that most people like is disgusting, such as mayonnaise or swearing. Disgust is an opinion, and you’re allowed your opinion.
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What are some other forms related to disgust?
- disgustedly (adverb)
- disgustedness (noun)
- predisgust (noun)
- quasidisgusted (adjective)
What are some synonyms for disgust?
What are some words that share a root or word element with disgust?
What are some words that often get used in discussing disgust?
What are some words disgust may be commonly confused with?
How is disgust used in real life?
Disgust is a word people use to describe the bad feelings they have when something offends them or turns their stomach (or both).
People who eat tomatoes by choice disgust me
— Jack Mull (@J4CKMULL) March 15, 2020
NYC's subway system IS magnificent, but I admit I feel a twinge of disgust when I see a rat trot off with a hamburger wrapper in its mouth.
— Aimee Mann (@aimeemann) November 12, 2010
Luka Doncic just ripped his jersey in disgust after missing two free throws … it's shredded down the middle
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) January 11, 2020
Try using disgust!
Which of the following words is a synonym for disgust?
How to use disgust in a sentence
In a time when long-simmering working-class resentment toward economic and cultural elites has boiled over into frothing, bulge-eyed disgust, Jason Williamson has been well ahead of the curve.Sleaford Mods gets introspective, but don’t think they’ve gone soft|Zachary Lipez|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
So, we found, for example, that people who were high on disgust are also high on sex disgust and that makes it very hard to make a lasting bond in a relationship.
Rozin is one of two scholars of disgust we’ll be hearing from today.
Scheidler was among the first activists to use large-format photographs of aborted fetuses to elicit disgust and outrage.Joseph Scheidler, a major architect of the antiabortion movement, dies at 93|Matt Schudel|January 20, 2021|Washington Post
Insects are often feared or dismissed because of stigma in popular culture and general disgust.Insects can be the ultimate teaching tool for kids|By Kawahara, Ennes & Markee/The Conversation|November 20, 2020|Popular-Science
Houellebecq shows himself to be perfectly disgusted with humanity.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But I'm pretty solid in the knowing that he's disgusted by that.The Chris Brown vs. Drake Feud Continues: Brown Claims Ex GF Karrueche Tran Cheated with Drizzy|Marlow Stern|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hutcherson, who considers Lawrence a “great friend” and “big sister,” is disgusted by the incident.Josh Hutcherson on the J. Law Hacking Scandal and Life After 'The Hunger Games'|Marlow Stern|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How many different ways can you say disappointed and disgusted?
She is “disgusted” that there are 50,000 homeless female veterans.
Lawrence and Dan were disgusted, but Warren was right in not seeking an engagement with his small force.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
“But being disgusted with our luxury and giving it all up would not mend matters, little wife,” returned Jack with a faint smile.The Garret and the Garden|R.M. Ballantyne
Yet what an angry, disgusted woman I was when I went over this road before, lawsuit-wards, so to speak.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
Felton retired from the service with the rank of lieutenant, disgusted and vindictive at having juniors promoted over his head.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper
This practical isolation disgusted the several chiefs, who therefore agreed to open the campaign against the invaders.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman