disgust

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v disgust cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of "The pornographic pictures sickened us"
    • v disgust fill with distaste "This spoilt food disgusts me"
    • n disgust strong feelings of dislike
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are at least six universal facial expressions. They are: happiness, sadness, disgust, fear, anger and surprise
    • n Disgust 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.""In a vulgar hack writer such oddities would have excited only disgust ."
    • v. t Disgust 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.""Ærius is expressly declared . . . to have been disgusted at failing.""Alarmed and disgusted by the proceedings of the convention."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When potatoes first appeared in Europe in the seventeenth century, it was thought that they were disgusting, and they were blamed for starting outbreaks of leprosy and syphilis. As late as 1720 in America, eating potatoes was believed to shorten a person's life.
    • disgust To excite nausea or loathing in; offend the taste of.
    • disgust To offend the mind or moral sense of: with at or with, formerly with from: as, to be disgusted at foppery or with vulgar pretension.
    • disgust To feel a distaste for; have an aversion to; disrelish.
    • n disgust Strong disrelish or distaste; aversion to the taste of food or drink; nausea; loathing.
    • n disgust Repugnance excited by something offensive or loathsome; a strong feeling of aversion or repulsion; extreme distaste or dislike.
    • n disgust Synonyms Hatred, Dislike, etc. (see antipathy), loathing, detestation, abhorrence.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Sometimes when you belch, a little bit of your stomach acids comes along. This makes for a very disgusting and burning burp.
    • n Disgust dis-gust′ loathing: strong dislike
    • v.t Disgust to excite disgust in: to offend the taste of: to displease
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Quotations

  • Jane Fonda
    Jane Fonda
    “A man has every season while a woman only has the right to spring. That disgusts me.”
  • Baroness Orczy
    Baroness Orczy
    “An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.”
  • Ovid
    Ovid
    “The time will come when it will disgust you to look in the mirror.”
  • Queen Victoria
    Queen%20Victoria
    “I don't dislike babies, though I think very young ones rather disgusting.”
  • St. Ignatius Loyola
    St. Ignatius Loyola
    “Let me look at the foulness and ugliness of my body. Let me see myself as an ulcerous sore running with every horrible and disgusting poison.”
  • Vivienne Westwood
    Vivienne Westwood
    “Every time I hear that word, I cringe. Fun! I think it's disgusting; it's just running around. It's not my idea of pleasure.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. desgouster, F. dégoûter,; pref. des-,L. dis-,) + gouster, to taste, F. goûter, fr. L. gustare, fr. gustus, taste. See Gust to taste

Usage

In literature:

His mother was angry and disgusted with him, as she often had occasion to be.
"Make or Break" by Oliver Optic
To Latimer's great disgust, Sissy distinctly encouraged him, and the two went off together during the progress round the ruins.
"Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878" by Various
The captain and Walter gave an exclamation of disgust.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
His round face and liquid brown eyes were perpetually disgusted.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
The disgusting sights of men shattered to bloody bits.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
Mr Wentworth was still young, and this look made him sick with disgust and indignation.
"The Perpetual Curate" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
Beth, eating her bread and butter in imitation, saw the white brains, but felt no disgust at the moment.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
They are snuffed at in the house of God, or tolerated with ill-disguised disgust.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Similar relations exist for the sense of disgust, which is allied to the sense of shame.
"The Sexual Life of the Child" by Albert Moll
This afternoon they inspired him with a peculiar loathing and disgust.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
He felt disgusted with all these fools.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
It pleased him a little, in the midst of his anguish and self-disgust, to see that she thought well of him.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Raoul, having let go of his arm, was looking at him with disgust.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
I'm hard and worldly and disgusting; but so it is.
"Daisy's Aunt" by E. F. (Edward Frederic) Benson
Here, for the present, I stop in sheer and uncontrollable disgust.
"Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863" by Adam Gurowski
He whistled again, and I thought I distinguished a note of disgust or of disappointment.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
But the disgust of it passed.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
For these, coitus is a disagreeable, often disgusting, or at any rate an indifferent act.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
I don't say you did wrong to be disgusted, yet I am sure you did wrong to be disgusted altogether.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Dave junior was disgusted with his sister at first, but softened gradually towards her as she matured.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
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In poetry:

Disgusted, mother put me
on the potty. She was good at this.
My father was fat on scotch.
It leaked from every orifice.
"Cripples And Other Stories" by Anne Sexton
From everything a little remained.
From my fear. From your disgust.
From stifled cries. From the rose
a little remained.
"Residue" by Carlos Drummond de Andrade
Corin, cease this idle teazing;
Love that's forc'd is harsh and sour:
If the lover be displeasing,
To persist disgusts the more.
"Songs" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
God help the souls who grope in night —
Who in your ways have trusted!
I've said enough! the more I write,
The more I feel disgusted.
"A Hyde Park Larrikin" by Henry Kendall
All tender sense Is banish'd thence,
All maiden Nature's first alarms;
What shock'd before Disgusts no more,
And what disgusted has its charms.
"Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish." by Edward Young
But the very same plan to the Beaver occurred:
It had chosen the very same place:
Yet neither betrayed, by a sign or a word,
The disgust that appeared in his face.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll

In news:

Their letters and, I suppose, their lives are filled with angst , sorrow and disgust with our president being re-elected.
Mother of Daoud reacts with disgust to his behavior before judge.
Machine Gun Kelly Vomits Vodka Into Girl's Mouth: Six Other Disgusting Fan Interactions.
A Disgusted Britain Tries to Delete Memories of Savile.
Sometimes the very sight or utterance of this word draws a sneer or a look of disgust from sports fans.
Miguel Cabrera slammed his bat in disgust.
I would like to disgust readers of our hor...
Kyle Williams put his hands on his helmet and dropped his head in disgust.
The Make-Up and Disgusting Food.
Our school board and superintendent refused to hear the district taxpayers and let them speak at meetings is disgusting.
"It's disgusting, it's not a good feeling," Celek said.
As a professional designer, I was simply disgusted by the lights.
Ty Burr, film critic and author of the new book Gods Like Us, traces our ever-shifting fascination and disgust toward the on-screen and private lives of celebrities .
The Franklin High senior was so disgusted after a fourth-place finish at Emerald Springs that he started a whole new practice routine.
As a species, humans are disgusted by many things.
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In science:

Since these conditions may seem quite disgusting, we would like to give some hope to the reader by pointing to the equation (15), which gives a simple example of a covariance function fulfilling all assumptions.
Gaussian Random Matrix Models for q-deformed Gaussian Random Variables
Fig. 5: Posed and exaggerated displays of Surprise, Disgust and Anger.
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art
Are all the six expressions mutually distinguishable or is there an element of confusion between them? Sebe et al. have written about the 1978 study done by Ekman and Friesen which shows that anger is usually confused with disgust and fear is usually confused with surprise (page 196 from ).
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art
Their studies show that occlusion of the mouth leads to inaccuracies in the recognition of anger, fear, happiness and sadness whereas the occlusion of the eyes (and brows) leads to a dip in the recognition accuracy of disgust and surprise .
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art
As seen in the previous sections, anger is often confused with disgust.
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art
The disgusting feature of this space, is that it is an orbifold and not a manifold, corresponding to the fact that there are fixed points of the group of transformations T .
Yang-Mills Fields on the 4-dimensional torus. Part I: Classical Theory
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