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Definition disgusting
  • Her behavior is shocking and repugnant.
repugnant = disgusting
  • She does not further her cause with such irresponsible, insulting, and repugnant language.
  • repugnant = disgusting
  • She thought of many of their customs as morally repugnant.
  • And to forgive the repugnance he'd felt about the female initiation ceremony.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • repugnance = strong disgust
  • The mere fact was repugnant to me, morally revolting; so that I should have liked to rush at him and throw him out into the street.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  The Arrow of Gold
  • You all hate Burdovsky because his behaviour with regard to his mother is shocking and repugnant to you; do you not?
    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  --  The Idiot
  • It is impossible that any vessel constructed on principles so repugnant to science can be safe.
    Cooper, James Fenimore  --  The Prairie
  • Of course, there's lots that's repugnant in the course of the day's work.
    London, Jack  --  The Iron Heel
  • The mere suggestion seemed repugnant to Mr Verloc.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  The Secret Agent
  • The indictment is grounded in an Act of Parliament which is directly repugnant to the Law of God.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • She came at once, without repugnance, and they kneeled together beside the body, stripping it of the vital pieces.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • It was a simple physical fear—the weak of the strong; there was no emotional aversion or inner repugnance.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • I found her very presence, beautiful as she was, repugnant.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • The repugnance to animal food is not the effect of experience, but is an instinct.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • The force of August Naab's argument for peace, entirely aside from his Christian repugnance to the shedding of blood, was plainly unassailable.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • Yeobright overcame his repugnance, for Susan had at least borne his mother no ill-will.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • And yet when I looked upon that ugly idol in the glass, I was conscious of no repugnance, rather of a leap of welcome.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Kohler felt repugnance for them.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • I believe that she is capable of heroic self-sacrifice and that anything dishonourable would be repugnant to her.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Emma gave him back the letter; then at dinner, for appearance's sake, she affected a certain repugnance.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary

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