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Disgust definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DISGUST, n. [L.]
1. Disrelish; distaste; aversion to the taste of food or drink; an unpleasant sensation excited int he organs of taste by something disagreeable, and when extreme, producing loathing or nausea.
2. Dislike; aversion; an unpleasant sensation in the mind excited by something offensive in the manners, conduct, language or opinions of others. Thus, obscenity in language and clownishness in behavior excite disgust.
1. To excite aversion in the stomach; to offend the taste.
2. To displease; to offend the mind or moral taste; with at or with; as, to be disgusted at foppery, or with vulgar manners. To disgust from is unusual and hardly legitimate.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: strong feelings of dislike v
1: fill with distaste; "This spoilt food disgusts me" [syn: disgust, gross out, revolt, repel]
2: cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of; "The pornographic pictures sickened us" [syn: disgust, revolt, nauseate, sicken, churn up]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Date: 1598 marked aversion aroused by something highly distasteful ; repugnance II. verb Etymology: Middle French desgouster, from des- dis- + goust taste, from Latin gustus; akin to Latin gustare to taste more at choose Date: 1616 transitive verb 1. to provoke to loathing, repugnance, or aversion ; be offensive to 2. to cause (one) to lose an interest or intention intransitive verb to cause disgust disgusted adjective disgustedly adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. (usu. foll. by at, for) 1 strong aversion; repugnance. 2 indignation. --v.tr. cause disgust in (their behaviour disgusts me; was disgusted to find a slug). Phrases and idioms: in disgust as a result of disgust (left in disgust). Derivatives: disgustedly adv. Etymology: OF degoust, desgouster, or It. disgusto, disgustare (as DIS-, GUSTO)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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 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. [AE]rius is expressly declared . . . to have been disgusted at failing. --J. H. Newman. Alarmed and disgusted by the proceedings of the convention. --Macaulay.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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 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. Syn: Nausea; loathing; aversion; distaste; dislike; disinclination; abomination. See Dislike.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(disgusts, disgusting, disgusted) 1. Disgust is a feeling of very strong dislike or disapproval. He spoke of his disgust at the incident... = revulsion N-UNCOUNT 2. To disgust someone means to make them feel a strong sense of dislike and disapproval. He disgusted many with his boorish behaviour. VERB: V n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. 1. Nausea, disrelish, distaste, loathing. 2. Dislike, repugnance, aversion, antipathy, abomination, detestation, abhorrence, hatred. II. v. a. 1. Sicken, affect with nausea, turn one's stomach, go against one's stomach. 2. Displease, offend, be repellent, repulsive, repugnant, hateful, detestable, or abhorrent to.

Moby Thesaurus

abhorrence, abomination, allergy, animosity, animus, antagonism, antipathy, appall, aversion, cold sweat, contempt, creeping flesh, dislike, distaste, enmity, fulsomeness, give offense, gross out, hate, hatred, horrify, horror, hostility, loathing, mortal horror, nausea, nauseate, odium, offend, outrage, put off, reluct, repel, repugnance, repulse, repulsion, revolt, revulsion, shock, shuddering, sicken, sickness, turn the stomach


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