Meaning of DISGUST in English


I. di-ˈskəst, dis-ˈgəst also diz- noun

Date: 1598

: marked aversion aroused by something highly distasteful : repugnance

II. verb

Etymology: Middle French desgouster, from des- dis- + goust taste, from Latin gustus; akin to Latin gustare to taste — more at choose

Date: 1616

transitive verb

1. : to provoke to loathing, repugnance, or aversion : be offensive to

2. : to cause (one) to lose an interest or intention

intransitive verb

: to cause disgust

• dis·gust·ed adjective

• dis·gust·ed·ly adverb

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