Disgust


Disgust
Disgust Dis*gust", n. [Cf. OF. desgoust, F. d['e]go[^u]t. See {Disgust}, v. t.] 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. [1913 Webster]

The manner of doing is more consequence than the thing done, and upon that depends the satisfaction or disgust wherewith it is received. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

In a vulgar hack writer such oddities would have excited only disgust. --Macaulay.

Syn: Nausea; loathing; aversion; distaste; dislike; disinclination; abomination. See {Dislike}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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