Definition of disgusting in US English:

disgusting

adjective

  • Arousing revulsion or strong indignation.

    ‘he had the most disgusting rotten teeth’
    ‘I think the decision is disgusting’
    • ‘Imagine, if you can, sharing a small room and lavatory with someone with disgusting personal habits.’
    • ‘Tourists will continue to shun the disgusting stock of hotels that are being constructed.’
    • ‘We wish to object to the disgusting sight we have to put up with whenever we look out of our window.’
    • ‘I hope you will stick with this inquiry and expose their disgusting operations.’
    • ‘It was, without exception, one of the most disgusting things I have ever seen.’
    • ‘Lee said showing the 1962 war epic was a disgusting and offensive way to mark the emotional trip.’
    • ‘It may yet take a national inquiry to establish the full extent of this disgusting phenomenon.’
    • ‘It's a disgusting habit that really mystifies and intrigues me at the same time.’
    • ‘I am appealing to their sense of decency to stop this disgusting greed.’
    • ‘But why should others have to suffer the disgusting smell and the possible health risks?’
    • ‘Why do some people make such a damnably disgusting munching sound when they eat that can be heard miles away?’
    • ‘They were both in a disgusting state the last time I walked that way.’
    • ‘Alexia looked at me like I had just said the most vile and disgusting thing about her.’
    • ‘This is the disgusting context in which tomorrow's debate must be set.’
    • ‘Go into a movie and instead of smelling your partners nice perfume you smell the disgusting smells of cigarettes!’
    • ‘There was something frankly disgusting about the wealth and splendour on display.’
    • ‘This disgusting man will only serve four years and then be free to inflict pain and suffering on other women.’
    • ‘From time to time, I am simply floored by a disgusting newspaper article.’
    • ‘In two of three houses the suspect has raided he has left behind his own disgusting signature by using the properties as a toilet.’
    • ‘We hope the public will help us to stop this disgusting practice.’
    revolting, repellent, repulsive, sickening, nauseating, nauseous, stomach-churning, stomach-turning, off-putting, unpalatable, unappetizing, uninviting, unsavoury, distasteful, foul, nasty, obnoxious, odious
    offensive, appalling, outrageous, objectionable, displeasing, shocking, horrifying, scandalous, monstrous, unspeakable, shameless, shameful, vulgar, gross, vile, wicked, odious, heinous, abhorrent, loathsome, obnoxious, detestable, hateful, sickening, contemptible, despicable, deplorable, abominable, execrable
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Pronunciation

disgusting

/disˈɡəstiNG//dɪsˈɡəstɪŋ/