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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.repulsively - in an offensive and hateful mannerrepulsively - in an offensive and hateful manner; "I don't know anyone who could have behaved so abominably"
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repulsively

[rɪˈpʌlsɪvlɪ] ADVde modo repulsivo, de modo repugnante
repulsively uglytan feo que da/daba asco

repulsively

[rɪˈpʌlsɪvli] adv
repulsively ugly → d'une laideur repoussante
repulsively large → d'une grosseur repoussante
a repulsively large rat → un rat d'une grosseur repoussante

repulsively

advabstoßend, widerwärtig; repulsively uglyabstoßend hässlich

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
References in classic literature ?
He felt that he could not turn aside from himself the hatred of men, because that hatred did not come from his being bad (in that case he could have tried to be better), but from his being shamefully and repulsively unhappy.
And even that ruined and befouled house- which in dull weather was repulsively ugly- seemed quietly beautiful now, in the clear, motionless brilliance.
As we paid the bucksheesh out to sore-eyed children and brown, buxom girls with repulsively tattooed lips and chins, we filed through the town and by many an exquisite fresco, till we came to a bramble-infested inclosure and a Roman-looking ruin which had been the veritable dwelling of St.
The consequence was, that he waxed more fulsomely tender, and more repulsively warm, and I was driven to the very verge of desperation, and about to say I know not what, when I felt my hand, that hung over the arm of the sofa, suddenly taken by another and gently but fervently pressed.
Anne could command herself enough to receive that look, and not repulsively.
Nothing, in my opinion, sets the odious selfishness of mankind in such a repulsively vivid light as the treatment, in all classes of society, which the Single people receive at the hands of the Married people.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines the human variant of a monster as, "A person of repulsively unnatural character, or exhibiting such extreme cruelty or wickedness as to appear inhuman; a monstrous example of evil" MladiAaAaAeAa is such a monste
TIME was that student accommodation was repulsively grim.
The TV ad repulsively ridiculed poor people and failed to draw attention to the actual cause of poor water access in Upper Egypt.
This is an amazing book, it breathes a reality into a most unlikely subject; Hel is both repelled by her own physical being and relishes nastiness with sheer brutality and cruelty: with this terrific writing she becomes both repulsively appalling and totally irresistible.
Like Dave, all of Atkins's avatars, slumping with their ever-so-slightly glitched physical correspondences through their just-about-persuasive worlds, undeniably stand on the cusp of the repulsively uncanny.
The most significant factors in the coup's failure are that military rule has become repulsively detestable in Turkey.