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

  • adj. Arousing disgust; repugnant. See Synonyms at offensive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. which causes disgust, repulsive, distasteful.
  • v. Present participle of disgust.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • adj. highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust


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  • "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

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

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

    The Seattle Times

  • Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp condemning what he called the "disgusting" behaviour of some supporters. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • What is, to me anyway, kind of disgusting is that NOW the Church is going to actually deny some abortion backing liberal the ‘benefits’ of their Catholic faith?

    Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D, RI) denied Communion. - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState


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  • Agreed, inthrough.

    Splendid use of funking, there.

    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

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

    October 23, 2007