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dis·gust

disgust

 
 
pronunciation:
dihs guhst [or] dihs kuhst
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: disgusts, disgusting, disgusted
definition 1: to cause nausea or revulsion in; sicken; repel.
The smell of the decaying animal disgusted even the police officers.
synonyms:
nauseate, repel, sicken
antonyms:
allure, delight
similar words:
displease, offend, repulse, revolt
definition 2: to offend the sense of morality or propriety of (someone).
The inhumane treatment of the prisoners disgusts me.His manners at the party disgusted her.It disgusts me that you could speak to your grandmother so cruelly.
synonyms:
offend, scandalize, shock
similar words:
displease, outrage, repel, repulse
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part of speech: noun
definition: revulsion caused by something offensive or sickening.
The greedy acts of these company executives fills us all with disgust.When I think of what he did, I feel only disgust.
synonyms:
abhorrence, abomination, aversion, nausea, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion
antonyms:
delight
similar words:
antipathy, dislike, distaste, hatred, loathing, odium, offense
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derivations: disgustedly (adv.), disgustedness (n.)
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