disgusting Definition

causing a strong feeling of dislike or disinclination; arousing revulsion or strong indignation.

Using disgusting: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "disgusting" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The smell from the garbage was disgusting.

  • Example

    I find it disgusting when people chew with their mouth open.

  • Example

    The food was so disgusting that I couldn't eat it.

  • Example

    The way he treated his employees was disgusting.

disgusting Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with disgusting

  • a behavior that is considered unpleasant or offensive


    Smoking is a disgusting habit.

  • a situation or place that is extremely dirty or untidy


    The kitchen was a disgusting mess after the party.

  • something that is visually repulsive or unpleasant to look at


    The dead animal on the side of the road was a disgusting sight.


Summary: disgusting in Brief

'Disgusting' [dɪsˈɡʌstɪŋ] is an adjective used to describe something that causes a strong feeling of dislike or revulsion. It can refer to anything from smells and tastes to behaviors and actions. Examples include 'The smell from the garbage was disgusting' and 'The way he treated his employees was disgusting.' Synonyms include 'repulsive' and 'revolting,' while informal alternatives are 'gross' and 'yucky.'

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