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repulsive

re·pul·sive

repulsive

 
pronunciation:
rih puhl sihv
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: prompting disgust or aversion; distasteful.
The crime scene was repulsive even to these hardened police officers.She found his practice of killing flies with his fingers repulsive, especially as he rarely washed his hands.
synonyms:
disgusting, hideous, nasty, offensive, repellent, repugnant, revolting, sickening, vile
antonyms:
adorable, alluring
similar words:
abhorrent, abominable, beastly, distasteful, foul, fulsome, gross, loathsome, mephitic, nauseous, objectionable, obscene, odious, off-putting, putrid, rancid, rank, rotten, stinking, ugly
definition 2: causing something to be repelled; exerting a repelling force.
a repulsive force between atoms
synonyms:
repellent, repelling
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derivations: repulsively (adv.), repulsiveness (n.)