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repulse

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of repulse

  1. treatment that is deliberately unfriendly the waiter's incredibly rude repulse of our polite request for a better table—one that wasn't right next to the kitchen—prompted us to walk out Synonyms of repulse brush-off, rebuff, cold shoulder, silent treatment, snubWords Related to repulse dismissal, kiss-off, rejection; banishment, blackball, ostracismNear Antonyms of repulse acceptance, embrace, welcome; glad hand, welcome matAntonyms of repulse open arms


repulse

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of repulse

  1. 1 to cause to feel disgust the smell of that town's paper mill totally repulses me Synonyms of repulse gross out, nauseate, put off, repel, disgust, revolt, sicken, turn offWords Related to repulse displease, distress; appall (also appal), disquiet, horrify; affront, insult, offend, outrage, shockNear Antonyms of repulse allure, attract, beguile, bewitch, captivate, charm, disarm, draw, enchant, entice, fascinate, lure, pull, seduce, tempt; delight, gratify, please, rejoice, tickle; enrapture, enthrall (or enthral), entrance; appeal (to), interest, intrigue

  2. 2 to drive back the defense repeatedly repulsed all of the offense's attempts to move the ball forward, keeping them firmly planted on the 20-yard line Synonyms of repulse beat off, fend (off), rebut, repel, stave off, turn away, turn backWords Related to repulse defy, fight, hold off, oppose, resist, stand off, withstand; deflect, ward (off); rebuff, snub, spurnNear Antonyms of repulse embrace, hail, welcome



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