Definition of disgust in English:


Syllabification: dis·gust
Pronunciation: /disˈgəst


  • A feeling of revulsion or profound disapproval aroused by something unpleasant or offensive: the sight filled her with disgust some of the audience walked out in disgust
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    • 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.
    revulsion, repugnance, aversion, distaste, nausea, abhorrence, loathing, detestation, odium, horror; contempt, outrage


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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'.

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