Definition of Disgust

1. Noun. Strong feelings of dislike.




2. Verb. Fill with distaste. "This spoilt food disgusts me"
Exact synonyms: Gross Out, Repel, Revolt
Generic synonyms: Excite, Stimulate, Stir
Specialized synonyms: Nauseate, Sicken, Turn One's Stomach
Derivative terms: Repellant, Repellant, Repellent, Repulsive, Repulsive

3. Verb. Cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of. "The performance is likely to disgust Sue"; "The pornographic pictures sickened us"
Exact synonyms: Churn Up, Nauseate, Revolt, Sicken
Generic synonyms: Repel, Repulse
Specialized synonyms: Appal, Appall, Offend, Outrage, Scandalise, Scandalize, Shock
Derivative terms: Nausea

Definition of Disgust

1. v. t. To provoke disgust or strong distaste in; to cause (any one) loathing, as of the stomach; to excite aversion in; to offend the moral taste of; -- often with at, with, or by.

2. n. Repugnance to what is offensive; aversion or displeasure produced by something loathsome; loathing; strong distaste; -- said primarily of the sickening opposition felt for anything which offends the physical organs of taste; now rather of the analogous repugnance excited by anything extremely unpleasant to the moral taste or higher sensibilities of our nature; as, an act of cruelty may excite disgust.

Definition of Disgust

1. Verb. To cause an intense dislike for something. ¹

2. Noun. An intense dislike or loathing someone feels for something bad or nasty. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disgust

1. to cause nausea or loathing in [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Disgust

1. Repugnance to what is offensive; aversion or displeasure produced by something loathsome; loathing; strong distaste; said primarily of the sickening opposition felt for anything which offends the physical organs of taste; now rather of the analogous repugnance excited by anything extremely unpleasant to the moral taste or higher sensibilities of our nature; as, an act of cruelty may excite disgust. "The manner of doing is more consequence than the thing done, and upon that depends the satisfaction or disgust wherewith it is received." (Locke) "In a vulgar hack writer such oddities would have excited only disgust." (Macaulay) Synonym: Nausea, loathing, aversion, distaste, dislike, disinclination, abomination. See Dislike. Origin: Cf. OF. Desgoust, F. Degout. See Disgust. To provoke disgust or strong distaste in; to cause (any one) loathing, as of the stomach; to excite aversion in; to offend the moral taste of; often with at, with, or by. "To disgust him with the world and its vanities." (Prescott) "aerius is expressly declared . . . To have been disgusted at failing." (J. H. Newman) "Alarmed and disgusted by the proceedings of the convention." (Macaulay) Origin: OF. Desgouster, F. Degouter; pref. Des- (L. Dis-) + gouster to taste, F. Gouter, fr. L. Gustare, fr. Gustus taste. See Gust to taste. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disgust

disgruntlements
disgruntles
disgruntling
disguisable
disguise
disguised
disguisedly
disguisedness
disguiser
disguisers
disguises
disguising
disguize
disgust (current term)
disgusted
disgustedly
disgustedness
disgustful
disgustfully
disgustfulness
disgusting
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disgustingness
disgusts
dish-shaped
dish aerial
dish antenna

Literary usage of Disgust

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1. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1913)
"disgust is a sensa-. tion rather more distinct in its nature, and refers to something revolting, primarily in relation to the sense of taste, ..."

2. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"1. disgust (contextual), sickness (rare in this restricted sense); spec, qualm, seasickness, queasiness. S. See disgust, ABHORRENCE, AVERSION. nauseate, ..."

3. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (1912)
"... acting the shrew, goes up stage in disgust. Bassanio follows; they go up and down two or three times C to R; C to LC; finishing C. Gratiano and Nerissa ..."

4. The Complete Works of Gustave Flaubert: Embracing Romances, Travels by Gustave Flaubert, Ferdinand Brunetière (1904)
"He took hold of it; then he flung it on the sofa with an air of disgust. "Come, then! good-bye! 1 must go to Nôtre Dame de Lorette. " "Hold on! Why? ..."

5. The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas by Edward Westermarck (1908)
"To the Chinese milk and butter are insupportably odious.0 The meat of certain animals may also be regarded with disgust on account of their filthy habits or ..."

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