Definitions for: Disgust


[n] strong feelings of dislike
[v] cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of
[v] fill with distaste; "This fould language disgusts me"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.

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

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