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


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

Origin of disgusting

First recorded in 1745–55; disgust + -ing2
Related formsdis·gust·ing·ly, adjectivedis·gust·ing·ness, noun

Synonyms for disgusting

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Examples from the Web for disgustingly

Contemporary Examples of disgustingly

  • Hamas called the attack “heroic” and, disgustingly, tweeted out photos of the bodies.

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    Mass Murder in the Holy City

    Michael Tomasky

    November 18, 2014

Historical Examples of disgustingly

  • Now and then the way of the transgressor is disgustingly pleasant.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • I've been disgustingly lazy, and poor Charlie thinks it's all his fault.

    Second Sight

    Alan Edward Nourse

  • His manners towards the maid-servants were disgustingly free and familiar.

    A Study In Scarlet

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • I am disgustingly well, which is fortunate, for most men hate a sick woman.

  • You're much too good to me, and I know I am disgustingly selfish at times.

British Dictionary definitions for disgustingly



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