What does disgust mean?

Definitions for disgust
dɪsˈgʌst, dɪˈskʌstdis·gust

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disgustverb

    strong feelings of dislike

  2. disgust, gross out, revolt, repelverb

    fill with distaste

    "This spoilt food disgusts me"

  3. disgust, revolt, nauseate, sicken, churn upverb

    cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of

    "The pornographic pictures sickened us"

Wiktionary

  1. disgustnoun

    An intense dislike or loathing someone feels for something bad or nasty.

    With an air of disgust, she stormed out of the room.

  2. disgustverb

    To cause an intense dislike for something.

    It disgusts me, to see her chew with her mouth open.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disgustverb

    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

    Etymology: [OF. desgouster, F. dgoter; pref. des- (L. dis-) + gouster to taste, F. goter, fr. L. gustare, fr. gustus taste. See Gust to taste.]

  2. Disgustverb

    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

    Etymology: [OF. desgouster, F. dgoter; pref. des- (L. dis-) + gouster to taste, F. goter, fr. L. gustare, fr. gustus taste. See Gust to taste.]

Freebase

  1. 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Disgust

    dis-gust′, n. loathing: strong dislike.—v.t. to excite disgust in: to offend the taste of: to displease.—adv. Disgust′edly.—adjs. Disgust′ing, Disgust′ful.—adv. Disgust′ingly.—ns. Disgust′ingness, Disgust′fulness. [O. Fr. desgousterdes (= L. dis), and gouster—L. gustāre, to taste.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disgust in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disgust in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of disgust in a Sentence

  1. Saadi Shirazi:

    Anger that has no limit causes terror, and unseasonable kindness does away with respect. Be not so severe as to cause disgust, nor so lenient as to make people presume.

  2. Ovid:

    The time will come when it will disgust you to look in the mirror.

  3. Simone Weil:

    Affliction hardens and discourages us because, like a red hot iron, it stamps the soul to its very depths with the scorn, the disgust, and even the self-hatred and sense of guilt that crime logically should produce but actually does not.”

  4. An Lee:

    I used to work during the summer as a sous chef, i had an instance where I overcooked a sauce. The bottom of the saucepan become burnt and bubbly, and when I looked down on the bottom of the saucepan I felt disgust. I couldn't really touch it.

  5. Sharelle Klaus:

    In one moment you go from being really excited to meet this guy, who’s like a hometown hero, to just disgust.

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