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adjective disgusting pronunciation in American English /dɪsˈɡʌstɪŋ/

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  1. 1
    extremely unpleasant

    boxes of fish that smelled absolutely disgusting

  2. 2
    very bad or shocking

    It was a disgusting waste of public money.

    The behavior of the crowd was quite disgusting.

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