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repulsive

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adjective re·pul·sive \-siv\

Simple Definition of repulsive

  • : causing strong dislike or disgust

  • physics : of or relating to the force that pushes something away from something else

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of repulsive

  1. 1 :  serving or able to repulse <repulsive force>

  2. 2 :  tending to repel or reject :  cold, forbidding

  3. 3 :  arousing aversion or disgust <repulsive crimes>

repulsively adverb
repulsiveness noun

Examples of repulsive in a sentence

  1. Magnets have a repulsive effect on each other.

  2. <a repulsive display of shameless flattery that made the embarrassed actor wrinkle his nose in disgust>



1594

First Known Use of repulsive

1594


REPULSIVE Defined for Kids

repulsive

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adjective re·pul·sive \ri-ˈpəl-siv\

Definition of repulsive for Students

  1. :  causing disgust <a repulsive sight>

repulsively adverb
repulsiveness noun




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