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repelled

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

filled with disgust
  • repelled reviewers couldn't believe how violent the movie was

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repelled

verb
past tense of repel

Synonyms & Antonyms of repelled (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to drive back
  • the defenders repelled the attacking army after several hours of fierce fighting

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2 to cause to feel disgust
  • the idea of chocolate-covered grasshoppers repels me

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3 to refuse to give in to
  • repelled the temptation to stay out late and call in sick the next day

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“Repelled.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/repelled. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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