Meaning of DISGUST in English

DISGUST

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

taste horrible/awful/disgusting/foul

The tea tasted horrible.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ VERB

express

As the long silence lengthened between them Laura desperately tried to find some adequate words to express her disgust at his actions.

The by-election provided a timely opportunity for even the least politically-minded people to express their disgust at the Munich settlement.

shake

She shook her head in disgust .

Mrs Arkaday came to the screen door and shook her head in disgust at Howard.

He shook his head in disgust at his own overwrought imagination.

Golota looked fine after the fight as he stood in his corner, shaking his head in disgust .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Disgust at cruel sports has come to be a common feature of British life.

Martia gave him a look of disgust , and walked away.

She held the glass away from her in disgust . "What's this awful stuff you've given me to drink?''

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Bernard in a state of disgust , left the proceedings early and went up to bed.

But the Communist ministers, who were carefully kept from exercising real influence, soon quit in disgust .

Firebug went back to his corner, exhaling with disgust and looking out his window.

He sensed her disgust and hatred stinking in the air.

Houellebecq's disgust and horror is not feigned.

I made no secret of my disgust at the way people were behaving.

I pick one up to examine it - then drop it in disgust .

With resigned disgust , Alice lay back, submerging herself in the only softness available at that time-the pillow.

II. verb

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

"Get out," she said. "You disgust me!"

His habit of sniffing loudly really disgusted her.

Many parents said they were disgusted by the amount of violence contained in "children's shows."

The heat, the noise, the smell of the other passengers; everything about the subway disgusted him.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But I was too disgusted to want to protest.

I was disgusted by the whole idea of class and thought I could abolish it by pretending it didn't exist.

I was so disgusted I almost dropped him.

If there's one thing that disgusts me it's cold porridge.

Indeed, I was disgusted by the sight of his blanched legs, skinny, with blue knots of varicose veins.

That is why it disgusts me to see the nobility of grief caricatured in this way.

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