|part of speech:
||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.
- disgusting, hideous, nasty, offensive, repellent, repugnant, revolting, sickening, vile
- 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
||causing something to be repelled; exerting a repelling force.
a repulsive force between atoms
- repellent, repelling
||gruesome, horrible, monstrous, morbid, noisome, obnoxious, terrible, ugly, unpleasant, unsightly
||repulsively (adv.), repulsiveness (n.)