- Disgust means a feeling of disapproval or revulsion.
The feeling you get when you see or smell something really gross is an example of disgust.
- Disgust is defined as to cause someone to feel revulsion or disapproval.
When you cause someone to be really grossed out, this is an example of a time when you disgust him.
Origin of disgustMiddle French desgoust, distaste ; from des- (see dis-) + Classical Latin gustus, a taste, relish: see gusto
Origin of disgustMFr desgouster < des- (see dis-) + L gustare, to taste
transitive verbdis·gust·ed, dis·gust·ing, dis·gusts
- To excite nausea or loathing in; sicken.
- To offend the taste or moral sense of; repel.
Origin of disgustLate Old French desgouster, to lose one's appetite : des-, dis- + gouster, to eat, taste (from Latin gustare; see geus- in Indo-European roots).
(third-person singular simple present disgusts, present participle disgusting, simple past and past participle disgusted)
From Old French desgouster (“to put off one's appetite”), from des- (“dis-”) + gouster, goster (“to taste”), from Latin gustus (“a tasting”).