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    what's the word?

    hello,
    let's say you've been buying a certain type of coffee brand for a long time. then you discover some unhygienic facts about that coffee brand and you don't want to buy it any more. what is this feeling called? I'm not looking for disgust but something more like feeling cold.

    thank you in advance..

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    #2

    Re: what's the word?

    Maybe "turned off"?


    "I used to love Cafe Nervosa's special Kenya blend of coffee, until I saw that TV news report that showed rats running around in the processing plant. Now I'm completely turned off of that brand."

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    Re: what's the word?

    thank you Quisch;

    "Now I'm completely turned off of that brand."

    Is of necessary here or can we omit it?

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    Re: what's the word?

    You can also say 'put off'.

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    Re: what's the word?

    'put off' just means 'discouraged, dissuaded' which doesn't carry the same intensity of rejection of the product.

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    Re: what's the word?

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    'put off' just means 'discouraged, dissuaded' which doesn't carry the same intensity of rejection of the product.

    OK, how about 'repelled' for intensity of rejection?

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    Re: what's the word?

    What about this?

    (context: I used to like 'X brand but smth happened and I don't like it anymore)

    "I went off X after I heard some rumours about.."

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    Re: what's the word?

    Quote Originally Posted by light View Post
    thank you Quisch;

    "Now I'm completely turned off of that brand."

    Is of necessary here or can we omit it?
    You can and should leave out the of if you are using English English rather than American English.

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    Re: what's the word?

    If you wanted an idiomatic expression, you could say,

    " I wouldn't touch it with a barge-pole!"

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    " I wouldn't have it if it was given to me."

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