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From Middle French desgouster, from Old French desgouster (to put off one's appetite), from des- (dis-) + gouster, goster (to taste), from Latin gustus (a tasting).



disgust (third-person singular simple present disgusts, present participle disgusting, simple past and past participle disgusted)

  1. To cause an intense dislike for something.
    It disgusts me, to see her chew with her mouth open.
    • 1874, Marcus Clarke, For the Term of His Natural Life Chapter V
      It is impossible to convey, in words, any idea of the hideous phantasmagoria of shifting limbs and faces which moved through the evil-smelling twilight of this terrible prison-house. Callot might have drawn it, Dante might have suggested it, but a minute attempt to describe its horrors would but disgust. There are depths in humanity which one cannot explore, as there are mephitic caverns into which one dare not penetrate.


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disgust (uncountable)

  1. An intense dislike or loathing someone feels for something bad or nasty.
    With an air of disgust, she stormed out of the room.


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