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Disgust

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. (Locke) In a vulgar hack writer such oddities would have excited only disgust. (Macaulay)

Synonym: nausea, loathing, aversion, distaste, dislike, disinclination, abomination. See dislike.

Origin: cf. OF. Desgoust, f. Degout. See 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. (Prescott) aerius is expressly declared . . . To have been disgusted at failing. (j. H. Newman) Alarmed and disgusted by the proceedings of the convention. (Macaulay)

Origin: OF. Desgouster, f. Degouter; pref. Des- (L. Dis-) _ gouster to taste, f. Gouter, fr. L. Gustare, fr. Gustus taste. See Gust to taste.


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