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repellent

re·pel·lent

repellent

pronunciation:
rih pe lnt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: causing disgust or dislike.
The smell of the garbage heap was repellent.
synonyms:
disgusting, loathsome, obnoxious
similar words:
abominable, distasteful, grim, gross, hideous, offensive
definition 2: having the effect of driving away.
We wore water-repellent clothes to keep us dry in the rain.
antonyms:
attractive
similar words:
aggressive, immune, offensive, proof, protective
 
part of speech: noun
definition: something that repels or drives away.
Put some insect repellent on before you go into the forest.
derivation: repellently (repellantly) (adv.)