disgust

dis|gust1 [dısˈgʌst, dız-] n [U]
1.) a strong feeling of dislike, annoyance, or disapproval
with disgust
Joan looked at him with disgust.
in disgust
Sam threw his books down in disgust and stormed out of the room.
to sb's disgust
Much to my disgust , I found that there were no toilets for the disabled.
disgust with
Nelson's disgust with US politics
disgust at
The fans didn't hide their disgust at the umpire's decision.
2.) a very strong feeling of dislike that almost makes you sick, caused by something unpleasant
He reached into the bin with a look of disgust on his face.
with disgust
Edward tasted the thin, sour wines with disgust.
disgust 2
disgust2 v [T]
[Date: 1500-1600; : Old French; Origin: desgouster, from goust 'taste']
1.) to make someone feel very annoyed or upset about something that is not acceptable
Many parents claimed to be disgusted by the amount of violence in the film.
be disgusted to find/hear/see etc
Dear Sir, I was disgusted to see the picture on page one of Sunday's feature section.
2.) to be so unpleasant that it makes you feel almost sick
The thought of dissecting a frog disgusts me.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Disgust — Dis*gust , n. [Cf. OF. desgoust, F. d[ e]go[^u]t. See {Disgust}, v. t.] Repugnance to what is offensive; aversion or displeasure produced by something loathsome; loathing; strong distaste; said primarily of the sickening opposition felt for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disgust — Dis*gust , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disgusted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disgusting}.] [OF. desgouster, F. d[ e]go[^u]ter; pref. des (L. dis ) + gouster to taste, F. go[^u]ter, fr. L. gustare, fr. gustus taste. See {Gust} to taste.] To provoke disgust or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disgust — [dis gust′] n. [MFr desgoust, distaste < des (see DIS ) + L gustus, a taste, relish: see GUSTO] a sickening distaste or dislike; deep aversion; repugnance vt. [MFr desgouster < des (see DIS ) + L gustare, to taste] to cause to feel disgust; …   English World dictionary

  • disgust — (n.) 1590s, from M.Fr. desgoust strong dislike, repugnance, lit. distaste (16c., Mod.Fr. dégoût), from desgouster have a distaste for, from des opposite of (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + gouster taste, from L. gustare to taste (see …   Etymology dictionary

  • disgust — [n] aversion; repulsion abhorrence, abomination, antipathy, detestation, dislike, distaste, hatefulness, hatred, loathing, nausea, nauseation, nauseousness, objection, repugnance, revolt, revulsion, satiation, satiety, sickness, surfeit; concepts …   New thesaurus

  • disgust — ► NOUN ▪ strong revulsion or profound indignation. ► VERB ▪ cause disgust in. DERIVATIVES disgusted adjective disgustedly adverb. ORIGIN French desgoust or Italian disgusto, from Latin gustus taste …   English terms dictionary

  • disgust — index contempt (disdain), dissatisfaction, distress, odium, pique Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Disgust — Yuck and Eew , two words often uttered to display disgust, redirect here. For the band Yuck , see, Yuck (band). For the activity yuck , see laughter. Disgust is a type of aversion that involves withdrawing from a person or object with strong… …   Wikipedia

  • disgust — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great ▪ absolute, complete, pure, total, utter ▪ mild, slight ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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