from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To excite nausea or loathing in; sicken.
- transitive v. To offend the taste or moral sense of; repel.
- n. Profound aversion or repugnance excited by something offensive.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cause an intense dislike for something.
- n. An intense dislike or loathing someone feels for something bad or nasty.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. 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.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To excite nausea or loathing in; offend the taste of.
- To offend the mind or moral sense of: with at or with, formerly with from: as, to be disgusted at foppery or with vulgar pretension.
- To feel a distaste for; have an aversion to; disrelish.
- n. Strong disrelish or distaste; aversion to the taste of food or drink; nausea; loathing.
- n. Repugnance excited by something offensive or loathsome; a strong feeling of aversion or repulsion; extreme distaste or dislike.
- n. Synonyms Hatred, Dislike, etc. (see antipathy), loathing, detestation, abhorrence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of
- v. fill with distaste
- n. strong feelings of dislike
Late Old French desgouster, to lose one's appetite : des-, dis- + gouster, to eat, taste (from Latin gustāre.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French desgouster ("to put off one's appetite"), from des- ("dis-") + gouster, goster ("to taste"), from Latin gustus ("a tasting"). (Wiktionary)