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1‘he reached into the bin with a look of disgust on his face’
revulsion, repugnance, aversion, distaste, abhorrence, loathing, detestation, odium, execration, horror
informal yuck factor
rare repellence, repellency
2‘the bowler hurled his cap to the ground in disgust’
annoyance, exasperation, anger, fury, outrage, indignation, contempt, disapproval, disapprobation, displeasure, dissatisfaction, disgruntlement, discontent, discontentment
1‘the hospital food disgusted me’
revolt, repel, repulse, sicken, nauseate, cause to feel nauseous, make shudder, turn someone's stomach, make someone's gorge rise
be repugnant to, be repulsive to, be distasteful to
informal turn off, make someone want to throw up, squick
North American informal gross out
2‘he is disgusted by Clare's easy morals’
outrage, shock, horrify, appal, scandalize, offend, affront, dismay, displease, dissatisfy
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