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re·pel·lent

also re·pel·lant  (rĭ-pĕl′ənt)
adj.
1. Inspiring aversion or distaste; repulsive. See Synonyms at hateful, offensive.
2. Resistant or impervious to a substance. Often used in combination: a water-repellent fabric.
3. Serving or tending to repel something, especially insects: a repellent spray.
n.
Something that repels, especially:
a. A substance used to repel insects.
b. A substance or treatment for making a fabric or surface impervious or resistant to something else.

re·pel′lence, re·pel′len·cy n.
re·pel′lent·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.repellant - a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
2.repellant - a chemical substance that repels animals
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
insect repellant, insect repellent, insectifuge - a chemical substance that repels insects
3.repellant - the power to repel; "she knew many repellents to his advances"
power, powerfulness - possession of controlling influence; "the deterrent power of nuclear weapons"; "the power of his love saved her"; "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"
Adj.1.repellant - serving or tending to repel; "he became rebarbative and prickly and spiteful"; "I find his obsequiousness repellent"
unpleasant - disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"
2.repellant - highly offensiverepellant - highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust; "a disgusting smell"; "distasteful language"; "a loathsome disease"; "the idea of eating meat is repellent to me"; "revolting food"; "a wicked stench"
offensive - unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors"
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The political fable is fairly obvious and dated, but even after 25 years the litany of degradation and sadism remains not just harrowing but often repellantly unwatchable.
60) It is as though the libidinal energy had been displaced from the body of his wife to the body of Venice; from the body which, as he put it was `not formed to excite passion' in him(61) to the body of Venetian ornament which he found sometimes `chaste' and sometimes repellantly sexually overcharged.