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

Definition of revolting

: extremely offensive revolting behavior a revolting odor

Keep scrolling for more

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,, "A’s Plus: MLB’s coronavirus proposals might feature a few positive changes," 20 May 2020 There is just a lot of spitting; a dugout after a game is truly revolting. Susan Slusser,, "A’s Plus: Why getting back to business could be extra complicated for MLB," 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, "Burger King thinks moldy Whoppers will get you to buy more burgers," 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, "Fresh, local and unpretentious: A Swedish city with a stirring culinary scene," 31 Jan. 2020 Wade Miley’s revolting end to the regular season only simplified the decision. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros blast Nationals in Game 4 to level World Series," 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, "Animal husbandry Nematode parasites kill a lot of sheep," 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, "'Doubting Thomas': Film Review," 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,, "Almost Family is a revolting nightmare masquerading as a heartwarming drama," 30 Sep. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'revolting.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of revolting

1806, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about revolting

Time Traveler for revolting

Time Traveler

The first known use of revolting was in 1806

See more words from the same year

Statistics for revolting

Cite this Entry

“Revolting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for revolting


How to pronounce revolting (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of revolting

: extremely unpleasant or offensive

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on revolting

What made you want to look up revolting? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!