repulsively


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations
odporně
visszataszítóan
viîbjóîslega
iğrenç şekilde

repulsively

[rɪˈpʌlsɪvlɪ] ADVde modo repulsivo, de modo repugnante
repulsively uglytan feo que da/daba asco
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

repulsively

advabstoßend, widerwärtig; repulsively uglyabstoßend hässlich
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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. The cheeks which had been pale now glowed, and the movements which had hesitated were decided.
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.
No, his childish vocabulary is entirely phony, a pose, a repulsively patronizing talking-down to his so-called base.
A government of National Unity is so oxymoronic as to be decidedly and repulsively Orwellian.
Seriously, the act is a repulsively primordial practice that cuts across all strata of society; gender, status and careers despite its negative consequences, albeit predominant among the underprivileged class.
It is repulsively patronising when political parties promise to 'look after' the poor instead of promising to help them climb out of poverty and become as privileged as these politicians themselves.
The idea behind the film is to show how Bundy took the world in; how he became, repulsively, a kind of folk hero.
What is also repulsively cliche is the news of the dying media in Bhutan.