repulsive


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to repulsive: repulsive force

re·pul·sive

 (rĭ-pŭl′sĭv)
adj.
1. Causing repugnance or aversion; disgusting. See Synonyms at offensive.
2. Tending to repel or drive off: a repulsive barrage.
3. Physics Of or relating to repulsion: a repulsive force.

re·pul′sive·ly adv.
re·pul′sive·ness n.

repulsive

(rɪˈpʌlsɪv)
adj
1. causing or occasioning repugnance; loathsome; disgusting or distasteful: a repulsive sight.
2. tending to repel, esp by coldness and discourtesy
3. (General Physics) physics concerned with, producing, or being a repulsion
reˈpulsively adv
reˈpulsiveness n

re•pul•sive

(rɪˈpʌl sɪv)

adj.
1. causing repugnance or aversion.
2. serving to repulse.
3. tending to drive away or keep at a distance; forbidding.
[1590–1600]
re•pul′sive•ly, adv.
re•pul′sive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.repulsive - 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"
offensive - unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors"
2.repulsive - possessing the ability to repel; "a repulsive force"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
attractive - having the properties of a magnet; the ability to draw or pull; "an attractive force";
3.repulsive - so extremely ugly as to be terrifying; "a hideous scar"; "a repulsive mask"
ugly - displeasing to the senses; "an ugly face"; "ugly furniture"

repulsive

repulsive

adjective
Extremely unpleasant to the senses or feelings:
Translations
مُنَفِّرمُنَفِّر، مَقيت، مُثير للإشْمِئْزاز
odpornýohavný
frastødende
inhottava
odbojan
viîbjóîslegur
むかつくような
혐오감을 일으키는
avskyvärd
น่าขยะแขยง
ghê tởm

repulsive

[rɪˈpʌlsɪv] ADJrepulsivo, repugnante

repulsive

[rɪˈpʌlsɪv] adjrepoussant(e), répulsif/ive

repulsive

adj
(= loathsome)abstoßend, widerwärtig; to be repulsive to somebodyfür jdn abstoßend sein
(Phys) forcesabstoßend, repulsiv

repulsive

[rɪˈpʌlsɪv] adjripugnante, ripulsivo/a, ributtante

repulse

(rəˈpals) verb
1. to repel (an enemy).
2. to refuse to accept eg help from, or be friendly to.
noun
(an) act of repulsing.
repulsion (rəˈpalʃən) noun
disgust.
repulsive (rəˈpalsiv) adjective
horrible; disgusting.
reˈpulsively adverb
reˈpulsiveness noun

repulsive

مُنَفِّر odporný frastødende abstoßend σιχαμερός repulsivo inhottava repoussant odbojan ripugnante むかつくような 혐오감을 일으키는 afstotend motbydelig odrażający repugnante омерзительный avskyvärd น่าขยะแขยง iğrenç ghê tởm 令人憎恶的

repulsive

a. repulsivo-a, chocante.
References in classic literature ?
No pins were ever stuck into their cotton vitals, no harsh words or blows were ever given them, no neglect ever saddened the heart or the most repulsive, but all were fed and clothed, nursed and caressed with an affection which never failed.
He would have been repulsive if his face had not been so kindly and happy.
I beg your pardon," he entreated, following her; "it never occurred to me that it might be repulsive.
The colors of the war-paint had blended in dark confusion about his fierce countenance, and rendered his swarthy lineaments still more savage and repulsive than if art had attempted an effect which had been thus produced by chance.
All the light and graceful foliage of her character had been withered up by this red-hot brand, and had long ago fallen away, leaving a bare and harsh outline, which might have been repulsive had she possessed friends or companions to be repelled by it Even the attractiveness of her person had undergone a similar change.
So long as we have wage slavery," answered Schliemann, "it matters not in the least how debasing and repulsive a task may be, it is easy to find people to perform it.
To my surprise she was beautiful; black thoughts had failed to make her expression repulsive, age had failed to wrinkle her satin skin or mar its bloomy freshness.
They were not barren and repulsive, but clothed in green, and restful and pleasant to the eye.
Such things, from a "nigger," were repulsive to him, and she had been warned to keep her distance and remember who she was.
There was nothing in any of the party which could recommend them as companions to the Dashwoods; but the cold insipidity of Lady Middleton was so particularly repulsive, that in comparison of it the gravity of Colonel Brandon, and even the boisterous mirth of Sir John and his mother-in-law was interesting.
And now before I say anything more about my father, or my father's son, and repay confidence with confidence, I want to make myself seriously disagreeable to you for a moment - positively repulsive.
In point of justice, therefore, to the multitudes who will, I trust, devour this book with avidity, I have so far explained our ancient manners in modern language, and so far detailed the characters and sentiments of my persons, that the modern reader will not find himself, I should hope, much trammelled by the repulsive dryness of mere antiquity.