repulsiveness


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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:
Noun1.repulsiveness - the quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotionsrepulsiveness - the quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions; "the vileness of his language surprised us"
odiousness, offensiveness, distastefulness - the quality of being offensive
Translations
إشْمِئْزاز، نُفور
ohavnost
afskyelighed
ellenszenves voltavisszataszító
viîbjóîslegt eîli
iğrençlik

repulsiveness

[rɪˈpʌlsɪvnɪs] Nlo repulsivo, lo repugnante

repulsiveness

repulsiveness

[rɪˈpʌlsɪvnɪs] n (ugliness) → aspetto ripugnante

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 had reached the age of sixteen then, I think, and without having bad features, or being deficient in intellect, he contrived to convey an impression of inward and outward repulsiveness that his present aspect retains no traces of.
Plainness has its peculiar temptations and vices quite as much as beauty; it is apt either to feign amiability, or, not feigning it, to show all the repulsiveness of discontent: at any rate, to be called an ugly thing in contrast with that lovely creature your companion, is apt to produce some effect beyond a sense of fine veracity and fitness in the phrase.
That they were repulsive and uncanny she could not forget, but if they meant her no harm she could, at least, overlook their repulsiveness. Renewed hope aroused within her a spirit of greater cheerfulness, and it was almost blithely now that she moved at the side of her weird companion.
Near him were the singers: receiving, with professional indifference, the compliments of the company, and applying themselves, in turn, to a dozen proffered glasses of spirits and water, tendered by their more boisterous admirers; whose countenances, expressive of almost every vice in almost every grade, irresistibly attracted the attention, by their very repulsiveness. Cunning, ferocity, and drunkeness in all its stages, were there, in their strongest aspect; and women:
They were a most unlovely band and chief among them in authority and repulsiveness was the black sergeant Usanga.
Perhaps this was due to the repulsiveness of the work; at any rate, the people who worked with their hands were a class apart, and were made to feel it.
In proportion therefore, as the repulsiveness of the work increases, the wage decreases.
Constant watchfulness was required to avoid the many snakes of various degrees of repulsiveness and enormity that infested the wood; and the only ray of hope they had to cling to was that the forest would, like the majority of Caspakian forests, prove to be of no considerable extent.
Commentator David Gergen, a veteran of President Richard Nixon's administration, said: "When you outdo Nixon in repulsiveness, you've gone a long way."
But the pronouncements of Prime Minister Oli and his Communication Minister, Gokul Baskota, in particular, have acquired a repulsiveness and explosiveness otherwise inherent in suicide vests in another part of the world.
Set in a fictional town called Turagsoy, Coson's unnamed protagonist shares parts of her life in vivid detail, calling to mind a slideshow of Filipino provincial towns, the ferocity of Marian devotion, and the repulsiveness of handsy old men with halitosis, to name but a few.