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disgust

[ dis-guhst, dih-skuhst ]
/ dɪsˈgʌst, dɪˈskʌst /
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verb (used with object)

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

noun

a strong distaste; nausea; loathing.
repugnance caused by something offensive; strong aversion: He left the room in disgust.

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Origin of disgust

1590–1600; (v.) <Middle French desgouster, equivalent to des-dis-1 + gouster to taste, relish, derivative of goust taste <Latin gusta (see choose); (noun) <Middle French desgoust, derivative of the v.

synonym study for disgust

4. See dislike.

OTHER WORDS FROM disgust

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH disgust

discussed, disgust
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British Dictionary definitions for disgust

disgust
/ (dɪsˈɡʌst) /

verb (tr)

to sicken or fill with loathing
to offend the moral sense, principles, or taste of

noun

a great loathing or distaste aroused by someone or something
in disgust as a result of disgust

Derived forms of disgust

disgustedly, adverbdisgustedness, noun

Word Origin for disgust

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