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repulse

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of repulse

  1. treatment that is deliberately unfriendly <the waiter's incredibly rude repulse of our polite request for a better table—one that wasn't right next to the kitchen—prompted us to walk out> Synonyms brush-off, rebuff, cold shoulder, silent treatment, snubRelated Words dismissal, kiss-off, rejection; banishment, blackball, ostracismNear Antonyms acceptance, embrace, welcome; glad hand, welcome matAntonyms open arms




repulse

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of repulse

  1. 1 to cause to feel disgust <the smell of that town's paper mill totally repulses me> Synonyms gross out, nauseate, put off, repel, disgust, revolt, sicken, turn offRelated Words displease, distress; appall (also appal), disquiet, horrify; affront, insult, offend, outrage, shockNear Antonyms allure, attract, beguile, bewitch, captivate, charm, disarm, draw, enchant, entice, fascinate, lure, pull, seduce, tempt; delight, gratify, please, rejoice, tickle; enrapture, enthrall (or enthral), entrance; appeal (to), interest, intrigue

  2. 2 to drive back <the defense repeatedly repulsed all of the offense's attempts to move the ball forward, keeping them firmly planted on the 20-yard line> Synonyms beat off, fend (off), rebut, repel, stave off, turn away, turn backRelated Words defy, fight, hold off, oppose, resist, stand off, withstand; deflect, ward (off); rebuff, snub, spurnNear Antonyms embrace, hail, welcome




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