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dis·gust

disgust

 
 
pronunciation:
dihs guhst [or] dihs kuhst
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: disgusts, disgusting, disgusted
definition: to cause strong dislike or illness in.
The sight of the dead animal in the road disgusted her.
synonyms:
repel
antonyms:
delight
similar words:
displease, revolt
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a strong dislike caused by something that offends.
We were filled with disgust when we saw how the animals in the pet store were treated.
antonyms:
delight
similar words:
dislike, hatred, offense
derivations: disgustedly (adv.), disgustedness (n.)
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The word disgust contains the following parts:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-
 
gust Latin root that means taste
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