What does repulsive mean?

Definitions for repulsive
rɪˈpʌl sɪvre·pul·sive

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word repulsive.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abhorrent, detestable, obscene, repugnant, repulsiveadjective

    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)adjective

    possessing the ability to repel

    "a repulsive force"

  3. hideous, repulsiveadjective

    so extremely ugly as to be terrifying

    "a hideous scar"; "a repulsive mask"

Wiktionary

  1. repulsiveadjective

    tending to rouse aversion or to repulse

    Etymology: repulse + -ive

  2. repulsiveadjective

    having the capacity to repel

    Etymology: repulse + -ive

Webster Dictionary

  1. Repulsiveadjective

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. rpulsif.]

  2. Repulsiveadjective

    cold; forbidding; offensive; as, repulsive manners

    Etymology: [Cf. F. rpulsif.]

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  1. prelusive, pulverise

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of repulsive in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of repulsive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of repulsive in a Sentence

  1. Charlotte Brontë:

    But this I know; the writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which he is not always master -- something that at times strangely wills and works for itself. If the result be attractive, the World will praise you, who little deserve praise; if it be repulsive, the same World will blame you, who almost as little deserve blame.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I hate the charge. I find it repulsive, i hate even the question because people that know me -- and you heard the Prime Minister, you heard Benjamin Netanyahu, did you hear him, Bibi?

  3. George Santayana:

    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.

  4. Max Wise:

    I don't agree with these comments I find them repulsive.

  5. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    The certain prospect of death could sweeten every life with a precious and fragrant drop of levity- and now you strange apothecary souls have turned it into an ill-tasting drop of poison that makes the whole of life repulsive.

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