Dis*gust", n. [Cf. OF. desgoust, F. dgot. 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.
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