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, 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"

Wiktionary

  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

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. rpulsif.]

Anagrams for repulsive »

  1. prelusive, pulverise

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How to say repulsive in sign language?

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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. Amy Vanderbilt:

    Do not speak of repulsive matters at table.

  2. Max Wise:

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

  3. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    In our Impulsive nature to write and repulsive nature to read is what led to a decline in literary genius in our times!

  4. Gretchen Whitmer:

    As a legislator, a lawyer and a mother of two girls, I think the fact that rape insurance is even being discussed by this body is repulsive.

  5. Fergus Cullen:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of repulsive

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