[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 disgustingness

Historical Examples of disgustingness

  • Take a mass of carrion, for example, and the ‘disgustingness’ which for us is part of the experience.

  • So the disgustingness fails to operate within the realm of suns and breezes,—it does not function as a physical quality.

British Dictionary definitions for disgustingness



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