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    disgust vs off-put

    Hi,

    "It really disgusts/off-puts me."

    Are these two verbs on par with each other or is one of them stronger than the other?

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    Re: disgust vs off-put

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    Hi,

    "It really disgusts/off-puts me."

    Are these two verbs on par with each other or is one of them stronger than the other?

    Thanks!
    "Off-put" is not really a verb.

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    Re: disgust vs off-put

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    "Off-put" is not really a verb.
    I should have used "put off" or "turn off". So how do those compare to "disgust"?

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    Re: disgust vs off-put

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    I should have used "put off" or "turn off". So how do those compare to "disgust"?
    If somebody puts you off, you dislike them. If somebody turns you off, you are not interested in them. "Disgust" is stronger than both.

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    Re: disgust vs off-put

    You can use 'off-putting' for disgusting.
    I'd call a turn-off something stronger than Mike suggests. "He really turns me off" suggests that he disgusts you in some way, not that you are simply not interested in him.

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    Re: disgust vs off-put

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    You can use 'off-putting' for disgusting.
    I'd call a turn-off something stronger than Mike suggests. "He really turns me off" suggests that he disgusts you in some way, not that you are simply not interested in him.
    You use the word "disgust" more casually than I do.

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