disgusting

[dis-guhs-ting, dih-skuhs-]

adjective

causing disgust; offensive to the physical, moral, or aesthetic taste.

Nearby words

  1. disguise,
  2. disgust,
  3. disgusted,
  4. disgustful,
  5. disgustfully,
  6. dish,
  7. dish aerial,
  8. dish antenna,
  9. dish gravy,
  10. dish night

Origin of disgusting

First recorded in 1745–55; disgust + -ing2

Related formsdis·gust·ing·ly, adjectivedis·gust·ing·ness, noun

disgust

[dis-guhst, dih-skuhst]

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.

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.

Related forms
Can be confuseddiscussed disgust

Synonym study

4. See dislike.

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British Dictionary definitions for disgusting

disgusting

adjective

loathsome; repugnantAlso (rare): disgustful
Derived Formsdisgustingly, adverb

disgust

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 Formsdisgustedly, 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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