- A feeling of revulsion or strong disapproval aroused by something unpleasant or offensive: the sight filled her with disgust some of the audience walked out in disgustMore example sentences
- The show fanatics behind kept clucking in disgust and making noises of disapproval.
- I left the cinema half an hour before the end of the film in disgust, anger and, quite frankly, boredom.
- I am writing in disgust over plans to demolish the Library and replace it with flats.
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- Cause (someone) to feel revulsion or strong disapproval: they were disgusted by the violence (as adjective disgusted) a disgusted lookMore example sentences
revolt, repel, repulse, sicken, nauseate, cause to feel nauseous, make shudder, turn someone's stomach, make someone's gorge rise; be repugnant to, be repulsive to, be distasteful to• informal turn off, make someone want to throw upNorth American • informal gross outoutrage, shock, horrify, appal, scandalize, offend, affront, dismay, displease, dissatisfy; annoy, anger; nauseate, sicken
- I'm absolutely disgusted by the behaviour of all the people concerned in this case.
- Your ladyship should know about my beliefs and frankly your behaviour disgusts me.
- I was disgusted, at such a serious moment and even horrific, how could he think of money.
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- ‘I always remember him smelling of drink,’ she adds disgustedly.
- ‘This is the richest country in the world and we have more problems than anyone,’ she says disgustedly.
- ‘I can't believe I actually agreed to go to this,’ she said disgustedly.
late 16th century: from early modern French desgoust or Italian disgusto, from Latin dis- (expressing reversal) + gustus 'taste'.