- causing disgust; offensive to the physical, moral, or aesthetic taste.
Origin of disgusting
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- 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.
- a strong distaste; nausea; loathing.
- repugnance caused by something offensive; strong aversion: He left the room in disgust.
Origin of disgust
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Examples from the Web for disgusting
I thought it was disgusting that she stayed with him because she knew.Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004
November 24, 2014
If you can stomach lunch—forensic archaeology can be disgusting.The Real-Life Raiders of the Lost Ark
November 14, 2014
I doubt Wills feels it is disgusting for pro-life activists to register voters at anti-abortion protests.Angry About Ferguson? Oppose Voter ID Laws
August 26, 2014
Cancer is the most pernicious, insidious, disgusting disease of life.Pierce Brosnan’s Life After Bond: From Action Hero to Losing His Daughter to Cancer
July 2, 2014
It is a festival of joy for being created this way after centuries of being told that we are sinful, loathsome, and disgusting.June, The Month When Pride Isn’t a Sin
June 22, 2014
Death was everywhere, and in his most terrific and disgusting aspects.The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper
Every appetite is openly displayed, it's a most disgusting sight!The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
All at once the poignant and disgusting attack of the insects ceased.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
First of all it compels the proletariat to live in the most disgusting promiscuity.The Sexual Question
It had, however, no other effect than that of disgusting all parties.
- loathsome; repugnantAlso (rare): disgustful
- to sicken or fill with loathing
- to offend the moral sense, principles, or taste of
- a great loathing or distaste aroused by someone or something
- in disgust as a result of disgust
Word Origin and History for disgusting
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.