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

    Etymology: repulse + -ive

  2. repulsive(Adjective)

    having the capacity to repel

    Etymology: repulse + -ive

Webster Dictionary

  1. Repulsive(adj)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. rpulsif.]

  2. Repulsive(adj)

    cold; forbidding; offensive; as, repulsive manners

    Etymology: [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. Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi:

    Instead of hypocritical displays of compassion and repulsive bragging, you should end your economic and medical terrorism so that medicine and medical supplies can reach medical staff and the Iranian people, we do not need American doctors.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

  5. Max Wise:

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

Images & Illustrations of repulsive

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