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Meaning of DISGUST

Pronunciation:  dis'gust

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  strong feelings of dislike
  2. [v]  cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of
  3. [v]  fill with distaste; "This fould language disgusts me"
 

DISGUST is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: churn up, nauseate, repel, revolt, revolt, sicken
 
 See Also: abhorrence, abomination, appal, appall, detestation, dislike, excite, execration, horror, loathing, nausea, nauseate, odium, offend, outrage, repel, repugnance, repulse, repulsion, revulsion, scandalise, scandalize, shock, sicken, stimulate, stir, turn one's stomach

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \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}.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: To feel disgust in your dream, represents an unacknowledged or denied aspect of your own self. It also suggests that you fear confrontation and lack the means to defend and/or protect yourself.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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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