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disgust

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: disgusted, disgusting, disgusts
definition 1: to cause nausea or revulsion in; sicken; repel.
The smell of the decay 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.
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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