Dis*gust", n. [Cf. OF. desgoust,
F. dégoût. See Disgust, v.
t.] Repugnance to what is offensive; aversion or
displeasure produced by something loathsome; loathing; strong
distaste; -- said primarily of the sickening opposition felt for
anything which offends the physical organs of taste; now rather of
the analogous repugnance excited by anything extremely unpleasant to
the moral taste or higher sensibilities of our nature; as, an act of
cruelty may excite disgust.
The manner of doing is more consequence than the thing
done, and upon that depends the satisfaction or disgust
wherewith it is received. Locke.
In a vulgar hack writer such oddities would have
excited only disgust. Macaulay.
Syn. -- Nausea; loathing; aversion; distaste; dislike;
disinclination; abomination. See Dislike.
Dis*gust" (?), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Disgusted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Disgusting.] [OF. desgouster, F.
dégoûter; pref. des- (L. dis-) +
gouster to taste, F. goûter, fr. L.
gustare, fr. gustus taste. See Gust to taste.]
To provoke disgust or strong distaste in; to cause (any one)
loathing, as of the stomach; to excite aversion in; to offend the
moral taste of; -- often with at, with, or
To disgust him with the world and its
Ærius is expressly declared . . . to have been
disgusted at failing. J. H. Newman.
Alarmed and disgusted by the proceedings of the