dis·gust /dɪˈskʌst, dɪsˈgʌst ||dɪz-/
Dis·gust, n. 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.
Dis·gust v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disgusted; p. pr. & vb. n. Disgusting.] 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.
Ærius is expressly declared . . . to have been disgusted at failing. --J. H. Newman.
Alarmed and disgusted by the proceedings of the convention. --Macaulay.
n : strong feelings of dislike
v 1: fill with distaste; "This spoilt food disgusts me" [syn: gross
out, revolt, repel]
2: cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of; "The
pornographic pictures sickened us" [syn: revolt, nauseate,
sicken, churn up]