Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Causing disgust; repugnant.
  • adj. Full of or marked by disgust.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. disgusting, vile.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Provoking disgust; offensive to the taste; exciting aversion; disgusting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Offensive to the taste; nauseous; hence, morally or esthetically offensive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust

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Examples

  • This person (who had thus, from the first moment of his entrance, struck in me what I can only describe as a disgustful curiosity) was dressed in a fashion that would have made an ordinary person laughable; his clothes, that is to say, although they were of rich and sober fabric, were enormously too large for him in every measurement — the trousers hanging on his legs and rolled up to keep them from the ground, the waist of the coat below his haunches, and the collar sprawling wide upon his shoulders.

    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

  • This person (who had thus, from the first moment of his entrance, struck in me what I can only describe as a disgustful curiosity) was dressed in a fashion that would have made an ordinary person laughable; his clothes, that is to say, although they were of rich and sober fabric, were enormously too large for him in every measurement—the trousers hanging on his legs and rolled up to keep them from the ground, the waist of the coat below his haunches, and the collar sprawling wide upon his shoulders.

    Dr

  • This person (who had thus, from the first moment of his entrance, struck in me what I can only, describe as a disgustful curiosity) was dressed in a fashion that would have made an ordinary person laughable; his clothes, that is to say, although they were of rich and sober fabric, were enormously too large for him in every measurement -- the trousers hanging on his legs and rolled up to keep them from the ground, the waist of the coat below his haunches, and the collar sprawling wide upon his shoulders.

    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  • This person (who had thus, from the first moment of his entrance, struck in me what I can only describe as a disgustful curiosity) was dressed in a fashion that would have made an ordinary person laughable; his clothes, that is to say, although they were of rich and sober fabric, were enormously too large for him in every measurement -- the trousers hanging on his legs and rolled up to keep them from the ground, the waist of the coat below his haunches, and the collar sprawling wide upon his shoulders.

    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  • Hamlets were seen, especially on the northern margin of the lake, half hid among the little glens that poured their tributary streams into Loch Tay, which, like many earthly things, made a fair show at a distance, but, when more closely approached, were disgustful and repulsive, from their squalid want of the conveniences which attend even Indian wigwams.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • The unwashed lips that all the week sang the disgustful words of glorious music in the operas, now sing the rapture of the old Hebrew bard, or the passion of the suffering Redeemer, with all the inspiration of vanity and brandy ....

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • A generation suffering from mental and physical anaemia — a generation devoted to the “chiselled phrase,” to accumulated “documents,” to microscopic porings over human baseness, to minute and disgustful records of what in humanity is least human — may readily bring these unregarded and railing accusations.

    Letters to Dead Authors

  • Will nothing do, but to have a man who is the more disgustful to me, because he is unjust in the very articles he offers?

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Whenever he came in my sight, the thought of this gave me an indignation that made his presence disgustful to me; and the more, as I fancied I beheld in his face a triumph which reproached my weakness on that account; although perhaps it was only the same vivacity and placidness that generally sit upon his features.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Let me therefore beseech you, Sir, to become an advocate for your niece, that she may not be made a victim to a man so highly disgustful to her.

    Clarissa Harlowe

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