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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 ?
Always he pined for Momaya--shrewish, hideous, repulsive, perhaps, she would have been to you or me, but to Tibo she was mamma, the personification of that one great love which knows no selfishness and which does not consume itself in its own fires.
Each of the explosions from below had thrown out from the well-hole, as if it had been the mouth of a cannon, a mass of fine sand mixed with blood, and a horrible repulsive slime in which were great red masses of rent and torn flesh and fat.
The place is filthy, the surroundings are repulsive, not to add degrading.
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.
There had been a hasty consulta- tion, and since the Martians were evidently, in spite of their repulsive forms, intelligent creatures, it had been resolved to show them, by approaching them with signals, that we too were intelligent.
That part of the expedition was easy enough, though the horses were painfully glistening with icicles, and the aspect of the tram- conductors' faces presented a repulsive blending of crimson and purple.
Pierre without greeting his wife whom he had not seen since his return- at that moment she was more repulsive to him than ever- entered the drawing room and seeing Anatole went up to him.
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.
But its most ferocious and repulsive feature is its jaws, the entire bony structure of which protrudes several inches beyond the flesh, revealing five sharp, spadelike teeth in the upper jaw and the same number of similar teeth in the lower, the whole suggesting the appearance of a rotting face from which much of the flesh has sloughed away.
Poor, hideous, unloved, unloving monsters--they gave up their lives for the daughter of the man who made them the awful, repulsive creatures that they were.
I know it is, and I try not to be; but people praise me, and I can't help liking it, for I really don't think I am repulsive.
He must bring nothing outside; we will go in -- in among the dirt, and possibly other repulsive things, -- and take the food with the household, and after the fashion of the house, and all on equal terms, except the man be of the serf class; and finally, there will be no ewer and no napkin, whether he be serf or free.