Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Arousing disgust; repugnant. synonym: offensive.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Causing disgust; offensive to the taste, physical, moral, or esthetic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective That causes disgust; sickening; offensive; revolting.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective which causes disgust, repulsive, distasteful.
  • verb Present participle of disgust.

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

  • adjective highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "Of course," he said -- he used the two words very often, and pronounced the second, rather mincingly, to rhyme with _sauce_: "Of course," said Mr. May, "it's a disgusting place -- _disgusting_!

    The Lost Girl

  • The word disgusting came to mind, though I suppose it was pretty in that cottage-chintzy-curtain-fabric way.

    Mates, Dates: Besties:

  • She said she and other parents are trying to mobilize to protest their treatment, which she called "disgusting."

    'Glory': Jay-Z's Song For Daughter Blue Ivy, Beyonce's Baby (LISTEN)

  • Lusaka appealed to the international community to look into the plight of the refugees to avert what he described as disgusting human suffering.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • 'If it were not for what you call my disgusting pride, I should degenerate into that loathsome animal a sponge,' said Ida, rising suddenly from her dejected attitude, and standing up before her admiring little friend,

    The Golden Calf

  • Sarah Palin's husband defended her Thursday against what he called "disgusting lies" hoping to discredit a new biography that accuses the popular Tea Party figure of drug use and infidelity.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • Sarah Palin's husband defended her Thursday against what he called "disgusting lies" hoping to discredit a new biography that accuses the popular Tea Party figure of drug use and infidelity.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • Sarah Palin's husband defended her Thursday against what he called "disgusting lies" hoping to discredit a new biography that accuses the popular Tea Party figure of drug use and infidelity.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • Karzai's office on Wednesday slammed what it called a disgusting "rise in recent incidents of immoral nature among foreign soldiers."

    USATODAY.com News

  • Sarah Palin's husband defended her Thursday against what he called "disgusting lies" hoping to discredit a new biography that accuses the popular Tea Party figure of drug use and infidelity.

    CBC | Top Stories News

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  • This word truly does disgust me, and in because of that, it is perfect.

    October 23, 2007

  • Haha, I know what you mean! When you say the word, you can taste it funking in your mouth.

    October 23, 2007

  • Agreed, inthrough.

    Splendid use of funking, there.

    October 23, 2007