Definition of "repulsive" []

  • Causing repugnance or aversion; disgusting. See Synonyms at offensive. (adjective)
  • Tending to repel or drive off. (adjective)
  • Physics Opposing in direction: a repulsive force. (adjective)
  • Causing or occasioning repugnance; loathsome; disgusting or distasteful (adjective)

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  • Tending to repel, esp by coldness and discourtesy (adjective)
  • Concerned with, producing, or being a repulsion (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "repulsive" in a sentence
  • "These guys make me laugh, it does seem abit silly using the 3D technology on a film like this, im sure its going to take the term repulsive to the next level."
  • "Still to come, an evangelical minister caught up in a gay sex scandal, bears what he calls the repulsive and dark side of his soul."
  • "What I find repulsive is that the Court goes out of its way to diminish the importance of the right to self-preservation."