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- enPR: dĭs-kŭst'
- IPA(key): /dɪsˈɡʌst/, /dɪsˈkʌst/
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- Rhymes: -ʌst
- Hyphenation: dis‧gust
- Homophone: discussed
- To cause an intense dislike for something.
- It disgusts me to see her chew with her mouth open.
- 1601, Ben Jonson, Poetaster or The Arraignment: […], London: Printed [by R. Bradock] for M[atthew] L[ownes] […], published 1602, OCLC 316392309, Act III, scene iv:
- Tuc[ca]. […] Can thy Author doe it impudently enough? / Hiſt[rio]. O, I warrant you, Captaine: and ſpitefully inough too; he ha's one of the moſt ouerflowing villanous wits, in Rome. He will ſlander any man that breathes; If he diſguſt him. / Tucca. I'le know the poor, egregious, nitty Raſcall; and he haue ſuch commendable Qualities, I'le cheriſh him: […]
- 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.
to cause an intense dislike for something
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- An intense dislike or loathing someone feels for something bad or nasty.
- With an air of disgust, she stormed out of the room.
an intense dislike or repugnance