re·​volt·​ing | \ ri-ˈvōl-tiŋ How to pronounce revolting (audio) also -ˈvȯl- \

Definition of revolting

: extremely offensive revolting behavior a revolting odor

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Other Words from revolting

revoltingly adverb

Examples of revolting in a Sentence

The bloody scenes in the movie were positively revolting. the revolting sight of animals being slaughtered for no good reason
Recent Examples on the Web If in future years the sport is slightly more sanitary and dugouts less revolting after games, great. Susan Slusser,, 20 May 2020 There is just a lot of spitting; a dugout after a game is truly revolting. Susan Slusser,, 1 Apr. 2020 The moldy Whopper may look revolting, but Restaurant Brands International (QSR), which owns Burger King, is betting customers are craving healthier, organic ingredients. Chauncey Alcorn, CNN, 19 Feb. 2020 More of a study in anthropology than anything else, this eccentric museum displays some of the most revolting, cringeworthy food and drink from cultures around the world. Washington Post, 31 Jan. 2020 Wade Miley’s revolting end to the regular season only simplified the decision. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, 26 Oct. 2019 That worms like nematodes are, to human sensibilities, revolting creatures with revolting lives is surely the result of millions of years of co-evolution that has favoured avoiding any contact with them. The Economist, 21 Nov. 2019 In a variation of that revolting ritual in which young parents assume other people's reproductive choices are their business, curious women assail Jen at a party, amplifying her unease. John Defore, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Oct. 2019 But Almost Family doesn’t really want to deal with female anger, or the revolting nature of its own premise. Kristen Baldwin,, 30 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of revolting

1806, in the meaning defined above

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“Revolting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of revolting

: extremely unpleasant or offensive

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