repulsive

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adjective re·pul·sive \-siv\

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 English Language Learners

repulsive

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adjective re·pul·sive \-siv\

Definition of repulsive for English Language Learners

  • : causing strong dislike or disgust

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


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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