Definitions for disgustdɪsˈgʌst, dɪˈskʌst
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to cause loathing or nausea in.
to offend the good taste, moral sense, etc., of.
(n.)a strong distaste; nausea; loathing.
repugnance caused by something offensive; strong aversion.
Origin of disgust:
1590–1600; < MF desgouster=des-dis -1+gouster to taste, relish, der. of goust taste < L gusta (see choose )
strong feelings of dislike
disgust, gross out, revolt, repel(verb)
fill with distaste
"This spoilt food disgusts me"
disgust, revolt, nauseate, sicken, churn up(verb)
cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of
"The pornographic pictures sickened us"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a strong negative reaction to a behavior or sight; = revulsion
I listened to their racist comments in disgust.; He was filled with disgust at the smell.
to cause sb to feel disgust
His language disgusted her.; people disgusted by the horrible sight
An intense dislike or loathing someone feels for something bad or nasty.
With an air of disgust, she stormed out of the room.
To cause an intense dislike for something.
It disgusts me, to see her chew with her mouth open.
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
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
Disgust is a type of aversive reaction that involves withdrawing from a person or object with strong expressions of revulsion. It can also be defined as a revulsion response towards potential contamination. It is a universal, basic emotion that functions to help protect an organism from ingesting potentially harmful substances, thereby promoting disease avoidance. It is one of the basic emotions and is typically associated with things that are regarded as unclean, inedible, infectious, gory or otherwise offensive. In The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, Charles Darwin wrote that disgust refers to something revolting. Disgust is experienced primarily in relation to the sense of taste, and secondarily to anything which causes a similar feeling by sense of smell, touch, or vision. Musically sensitive people may even be disgusted by the cacophony of inharmonious sounds. Research continually has proven a relationship between disgust and anxiety disorders such as spider phobia, blood-injection-injury phobia, and contamination fear related obsessive-compulsive disorder. Disgust is one of the basic emotions of Robert Plutchik's theory of emotions and has been studied extensively by Paul Rozin. It invokes a characteristic facial expression, one of Paul Ekman's six universal facial expressions of emotion. Unlike the emotions of fear, anger, and sadness, disgust is associated with a decrease in heart rate.
Translations for disgust
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the state or feeling of being disgusted
She left the room in disgust.
- afsku, walging, weersinAfrikaans
- nojoPortuguese (BR)
- odpor, znechuceníCzech
- der EkelGerman
- afsky; væmmelseDanish
- asco, repugnancia, repulsiónSpanish
- انزجار؛ بیزاریFarsi
- ogađenost, zgražanjeCroatian
- rasa jijikIndonesian
- disgusto, nauseaItalian
- avsky, vemmelse, forargelseNorwegian
- oburzenie, wstrętPolish
- انزجار؛ بیزاریPersian
- كركه، بيزاریPashto
- avsky, avsmak, harmSwedish
- tiksinme, iğrenmeTurkish
- 作嘔，厭惡Chinese (Trad.)
- відраза, огидаUkrainian
- تنفّر ، اکراہUrdu
- sự phẫn nợVietnamese
- 发呕Chinese (Simp.)
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