Definitions for repulsiverɪˈpʌl sɪv
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abhorrent, detestable, obscene, repugnant, repulsive(adj)
offensive to the mind
"an abhorrent deed"; "the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee"; "morally repugnant customs"; "repulsive behavior"; "the most repulsive character in recent novels"
possessing the ability to repel
"a repulsive force"
so extremely ugly as to be terrifying
"a hideous scar"; "a repulsive mask"
tending to rouse aversion or to repulse
having the capacity to repel
Origin: repulse + -ive
serving, or able, to repulse; repellent; as, a repulsive force
cold; forbidding; offensive; as, repulsive manners
Origin: [Cf. F. rpulsif.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Do not speak of repulsive matters at table.
He's not competing for Trump's 30%, he's competing for the 40% of the party that finds Trump repulsive and wants someone to punch him in the nose.
The irrational in the human has something about it altogether repulsive and terrible, as we see in the maniac, the miser, the drunkard or the ape.
I find women with well developed flesh very attractive. The scrawny little things doing commercials on my television set are slightly repulsive -- like famine victims.
This is what happens when somebody validates that conversation, that discourse, that's how genocide begins, that's how civil wars start, by validating that ignorant, repulsive, bigoted discourse.
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