Simple Definition of repulsive
: causing strong dislike or disgust
physics : of or relating to the force that pushes something away from something else
Examples of repulsive
Magnets have a repulsive effect on each other.
<a repulsive display of shameless flattery that made the embarrassed actor wrinkle his nose in disgust>
First Known Use of repulsive
REPULSIVE Defined for Kids
Definition of repulsive
: causing disgust <a repulsive sight>
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