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Re: Ashamed of [T]? (fy: /T/ -> /t_d/?)

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 3, 2004, 21:50
On Wed, Nov 03, 2004 at 04:04:53PM -0500, Pascal A. Kramm wrote:
> Well, I've always used "disgust" simply for "not-like",
Then you've *mis*used it. It has much stronger connotations than that. The word "dislike" would be more along the lines you envisioned.
> not going even > remotely close to "Ekel, Abscheu" (for which I generally use "loathe", or > also "repulse"),
Hm. "That disgusts me." "That repulses me." "I loathe that." I'd have to say that "repulse" is stronger than "disgust", but they're pretty close, as is "loathe". Very similar words. Another tricky word is "despise", whose intensity has varied dramatically over even recent history; these days it's basically a stronger version of "hate", whereas it used to be semantically different (whence the set phrase "hate and despise") and then, apparently at one point, it was a *milder* version of "hate". For me, an increasing level of repulsion with me as actor is something like "dislike, hate, despise, detest, loathe". But in verbs with me as experiencer I don't seem to have anything milder than "disgust" - which still doesn't make it a mild term! :) Perhaps "bother", but it shares a connotation with "annoy" (see below) that goes beyond dislike into irritation. Similarly for "embarrass" - it has extra connotations beyond mere dislike, but they are quite different from those of "annoy".
> I think my rephrashing of "slightly annoyed" made the intended meaning clear.
I still think "embarrassed" is better. The word "annoyed" has connotations of being made angry, which I don't think you mean. -Marcos


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