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Witchcraft is one of the most baseless, absurd, disgusting and silly of all the humbugs.
P. T. Barnum

Meaning of "disgusting" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DISGUSTING

disgusting  [dɪsˈɡʌstɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DISGUSTING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Disgusting is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES DISGUSTING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Disgust

Disgust is an emotional response of revulsion to something considered offensive or unpleasant. In The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, Charles Darwin wrote that disgust is a sensation that refers to something revolting. Disgust is experienced primarily in relation to the sense of taste, and secondarily to anything which causes a similar feeling by sense of smell, touch, or vision. Musically sensitive people may even be disgusted by the cacophony of inharmonious sounds. Research continually has proven a relationship between disgust and anxiety disorders such as arachnophobia, blood-injection-injury type phobias, and contamination fear related obsessive–compulsive disorder. Disgust is one of the basic emotions of Robert Plutchik's theory of emotions and has been studied extensively by Paul Rozin. It invokes a characteristic facial expression, one of Paul Ekman's six universal facial expressions of emotion. Unlike the emotions of fear, anger, and sadness, disgust is associated with a decrease in heart rate.

Definition of disgusting in the English dictionary

The definition of disgusting in the dictionary is loathsome; repugnant Also : disgustful.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DISGUSTING


blockbusting
ˈblɒkˌbʌstɪŋ
broadcasting
ˈbrɔːdkɑːstɪŋ
casting
ˈkɑːstɪŋ
contrasting
kənˈtræstɪŋ
dusting
ˈdʌstɪŋ
existing
ɪɡˈzɪstɪŋ
frosting
ˈfrɒstɪŋ
gangbusting
ˈɡæŋˌbʌstɪŋ
interesting
ˈɪntrɪstɪŋ
lasting
ˈlɑːstɪŋ
listing
ˈlɪstɪŋ
posting
ˈpəʊstɪŋ
sanctions-busting
ˈsæŋkʃənzˌbʌstɪŋ
sting
stɪŋ
stress-busting
ˈstrɛsˌbʌstɪŋ
tasting
ˈteɪstɪŋ
testing
ˈtestɪŋ
thrusting
ˈθrʌstɪŋ
trustbusting
ˈtrʌstˌbʌstɪŋ
trusting
ˈtrʌstɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DISGUSTING

disgruntled
disgruntlement
disguisable
disguise
disguised
disguisedly
disguisedness
disguiseless
disguisement
disguiser
disguisings
disgust
disgusted
disgustedly
disgustedness
disgustful
disgustfully
disgustfulness
disgustingly
disgustingness

WORDS THAT END LIKE DISGUSTING

accounting
arresting
blasting
boasting
bursting
composting
costing
everlasting
exhausting
fasting
harvesting
long-lasting
nesting
pasting
podcasting
pre-existing
roasting
toasting
twisting
wasting
wine tasting

Synonyms and antonyms of disgusting in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DISGUSTING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «disgusting» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of disgusting

Translation of «disgusting» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DISGUSTING

Find out the translation of disgusting to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of disgusting from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «disgusting» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

令人厌恶的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

repugnante
570 millions of speakers

English

disgusting
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

घृणित
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُثِيرٌ لِلاِشْمِئْزاز
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

отвратительный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nojento
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ন্যক্কারজনক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dégoûtant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menjijikkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

widerlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

むかむかする
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

구역질나는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Njijiki
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ghê tởm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெறுக்கத்தக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तिरस्कार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

iğrenç
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

disgustoso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

obrzydliwy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

огидний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dezgustător
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αηδιαστικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

walglike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

äcklig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

motbydelig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of disgusting

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DISGUSTING»

The term «disgusting» is very widely used and occupies the 16.226 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DISGUSTING» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «disgusting» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «disgusting» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about disgusting

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10 QUOTES WITH «DISGUSTING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word disgusting.
1
Peter Andre
I hate feet, they're disgusting! What are they even for?
2
Rosanna Arquette
Criticism really used to hurt me. Most of these critics are usually frustrated artists, and they criticise other people's art because they can't do it themselves. It's a really disgusting job. They must feel horrible inside.
3
Armand Assante
The whole industry is so screwed up by economics. It's disgusting to me.
4
Joanna Baillie
I have seen the day, when, if a man made himself ridiculous, the world would laugh at him. But now, everything that is mean, disgusting, and absurd, pleases them but so much the better!
5
Adrienne Bailon
Why are women always the ones who have to forgive? If you cheated on a man, he would be like, 'You're disgusting, and I want nothing to do with you.' But women, we're supposed to be like, 'He messed up. He made a mistake.'
6
Tyra Banks
When I was a young girl, I lost a lot of weight over one summer - involuntarily - and was just really depressed and sad. There was nothing I could do to gain weight. I would look in the mirror and call myself disgusting every day.
7
Ike Barinholtz
There's nothing like taking two flights when you have a horrible hangover. It's bad when people can see actual alcohol seeping out of your disgusting pores.
8
P. T. Barnum
Witchcraft is one of the most baseless, absurd, disgusting and silly of all the humbugs.
9
Sean Biggerstaff
Being a Scotsman, I wear a skirt quite a lot, but we're allowed. I have an incredibly loud Hawaiian shirt that's pink and a particularly disgusting turquoise, but I just wear it on days when I'm in a strange mood.
10
Paul Bloom
The irrationality of disgust suggests it is unreliable as a source of moral insight. There may be good arguments against gay marriage, partial-birth abortions and human cloning, but the fact that some people find such acts to be disgusting should carry no weight.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DISGUSTING»

Discover the use of disgusting in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to disgusting and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
That's Disgusting!
Opens for discussion behaviors a small child might entertain, including sculpting with cat poop and eating worms.
Francisco Pittau, Bernadette Gervais, 2003
2
That's Disgusting: Unraveling the Mysteries of Repulsion
In this lively, colorful new book, Rachel Herz answers these questions and more, shedding light on an incredible range of human traits—from food preferences and sexual attraction to moral codes and political ideology—by examining them ...
Rachel Herz, 2012
3
Totally Disgusting!
Despite his uncourageous name, Mewkiss proves to be a strong and brave kitten during a crisis in which his mistress's life is threatened.
Bill Wallace, 2008
4
100 Most Disgusting Things on the Planet
Presents facts about disgusting things, organized into such categories as animals, food, and the human body.
Anna Claybourne, 2010
5
Disgusting Places
Describes places that contain germs and other disgusting things, discussing coal mines, bathrooms, sewers, human mouths, and bat caves.
Connie Colwell Miller, 2007
6
Disgusting Jobs
Describes ten disgusting jobs and what makes them gross.
Connie Colwell Miller, 2007
7
Disgusting Foods
Introduces foods that can be considered disgusting by some humans.
Connie Colwell Miller, 2007
8
Disgusting Animals
Describes several totally gross animals, their lifestyles, habitats, and unique qualities.
Julie Murray, 2010
9
Disgusting Digestion
Science with the squishy bits left in! What disease makes your eyes bleed? Why can't astronauts eat beans before a space flight? Which part of your brain makes you throw up? Get the awful answers in Disgusting Digestion!
Nick Arnold, 2008
10
Just Disgusting!
, Andy Griffiths has written nine highly original, humorous new stories about Andy G. Includes a terrible agonising death by flesh-eating zombies, a battle with brussel sprouts (the sprouts win) and the disgusting fact that cockroaches can ...
Andy Griffiths, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DISGUSTING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term disgusting is used in the context of the following news items.
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Reid: Trump's immigration comments 'distasteful, disgusting' | TheHill
They're distasteful, disgusting and frankly, I'm terribly disappointed that my Republican colleagues here in leadership positions in the Senate ... «The Hill, Jul 15»
2
There's Still (Filthy, Disgusting, Not-Yet-Melted) Snow in Boston …
There's Still (Filthy, Disgusting, Not-Yet-Melted) Snow in Boston Right Now. The detritus of Boston's most severe winter ever has yet to melt ... «Smithsonian, Jul 15»
3
Row erupts in France over famed sea explorer Jacques Cousteau's …
More than sixty years after his Oscar-winning film The Silent World, ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau accused of "naively disgusting" ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
Restaurant inspections: Disgusting vs. dangerous :: WRAL.com
Questions you asked – shared with an inspector – who shares the difference between what's disgusting and what's dangerous! See you ... «WRAL.com, Jul 15»
5
WHAT YOU SAID: Disgusting treatment of ship crew | Gladstone …
Kim Rooney: Not only disgusting but wrong! This story should have been broken before the ship left....that way at least we could have gotten the ... «Gladstone Observer, Jul 15»
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The way Debra Messing describes kissing Jeremy Piven is …
The way Debra Messing describes kissing Jeremy Piven is disgusting (VIDEO). 9 hours ago. by Jessica Hickam Following. The way Debra Messing describes ... «SheKnows.com, Jul 15»
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Ariana Grande Apologizes for Her Disgusting Donut-Licking Stunt …
The "Problem" singer may be famous for her diva-like ways, but this time her behavior in a California donut shop went way too far -- and she ... «The Stir, Jul 15»
8
Godalming Food Festival Community condemn 'disgusting' theft of …
Miss Edwards, 27, said: “It is just disgusting and awful that someone would do this and I just wanted to do something to make it right. «Get Surrey, Jul 15»
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MPs to open inquiry into 'disgusting' charity fundraising practices
He said that the fundraising practices exposed by the Mail were “vile and disgusting” and said his committee would open an inquiry in the ... «Civil Society Media, Jul 15»
10
Kenny hit by revolt over 'disgusting' pension hike - Independent.ie
Fine Gael TDs have reacted furiously after Taoiseach Enda Kenny refused to take any action to prevent "disgusting" pension increases being ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»

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