Definitions for repulsiverɪˈpʌl sɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•pul•siverɪˈpʌl sɪv(adj.)

  1. causing repugnance or aversion.

  2. serving to repulse.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. tending to drive away or keep at a distance; forbidding.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. repulsive(a)(adj)

    possessing the ability to repel

    "a repulsive force"

  3. hideous, repulsive(adj)

    so extremely ugly as to be terrifying

    "a hideous scar"; "a repulsive mask"


  1. repulsive(Adjective)

    tending to rouse aversion or to repulse

  2. repulsive(Adjective)

    having the capacity to repel

  3. Origin: repulse + -ive

Webster Dictionary

  1. Repulsive(adj)

    serving, or able, to repulse; repellent; as, a repulsive force

  2. Repulsive(adj)

    cold; forbidding; offensive; as, repulsive manners

Anagrams of repulsive

  1. prelusive, pulverise

Translations for repulsive

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horrible; disgusting.

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