re·​volt·​ing | \ri-ˈvōl-tiŋ also -ˈvȯl- \

Definition of revolting 

: extremely offensive revolting behavior a revolting odor

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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

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Cameron Britton, uncompromisingly revolting as serial killer Edmund Kemper on Netflix’s Mindhunters. Tom Gilatto,, "Emmy Nominations 2018: PEOPLE's Critic Breaks Down All the Nods — and Predicts Some Winners," 12 July 2018 The taste may not be all that revolting (though this squeamish reporter would not know). New York Times, "A Story of Survival Revived by the Cicadas’ Loud (and Crunchy) Return," 22 June 2018 How could this man get away with such revolting behavior?, "Excerpts from Chessy Prout’s book: ‘I Have the Right To: A High School Survivor’s Story of Sexual Assault, Justice and Hope’," 6 Mar. 2018 Toilet seat and handles, and bathroom faucet handles and doorknobs, all had lower counts of bacteria and mold than kitchen sinks, countertops, stove knobs, coffee reservoirs and, most revolting of all, dish sponges. Nick Haslam, Time, "In Defense of Using Your Phone on the Toilet," 12 Apr. 2018 Choosing the name of our Lord for a brand of soft-serve ice cream is totally offensive and revolting. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "'Blasphemy' or yummy? Some Christians aren't sweet on Sweet Jesus ice cream | The Kansas City Star," 26 Mar. 2018 On the one hand, the subservience of Georgia's Republicans to the NRA is pretty revolting. Ben Joravsky, Chicago Reader, "Georgia gun lovers take bold stand against corporate handouts—for all the wrong reasons," 6 Mar. 2018 Some of the initial reactions to the president*’s diatribe were predictably revolting. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "How Much More of Trump's Insanity Are We Willing to Take?," 12 Jan. 2018 Where there is one cockroach, there are many more - probably their revolting egg sacs, too. Leila Atassi,, "The Korpers' beloved kitchen table is infested with roaches, as they prepare to leave King Kennedy: A Greater Cleveland," 23 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of revolting

1806, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of revolting

: extremely unpleasant or offensive

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