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repulses

noun
plural of repulse

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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repulses

verb
present tense third-person singular of repulse

Synonyms & Antonyms of repulses (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to cause to feel disgust
  • the smell of that town's paper mill totally repulses me

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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

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“Repulses.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/repulses. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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