tr.v. dis·gust·ed, dis·gust·ing, dis·gusts
1. To excite nausea or loathing in; sicken.
2. To offend the taste or moral sense of; repel.
Profound dislike or annoyance caused by something sickening or offensive.
[Late Old French desgouster, to lose one's appetite : des-, dis- + gouster, to eat, taste (from Latin gustāre; see geus- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
Synonyms: disgust, nauseate, repel, revolt, sicken
These verbs mean to offend the senses or feelings of: a stench that disgusted us; a horrific sight that nauseated me; was repelled by the scene of carnage; was revolted by the act of brutality; a fetid odor that sickened the workers.
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