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Meaning & Definition of Repellent in English

English

Repellent

/rɪpɛlənt/

noun

1. A compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water

    synonym:
  • repellent
  • ,
  • repellant

2. A chemical substance that repels animals

    synonym:
  • repellent
  • ,
  • repellant

3. The power to repel

  • "She knew many repellents to his advances"
    synonym:
  • repellent
  • ,
  • repellant

adjective

1. Serving or tending to repel

  • "He became rebarbative and prickly and spiteful"
  • "I find his obsequiousness repellent"
    synonym:
  • rebarbative
  • ,
  • repellent
  • ,
  • repellant

2. Highly offensive

  • Arousing aversion or disgust
  • "A disgusting smell"
  • "Distasteful language"
  • "A loathsome disease"
  • "The idea of eating meat is repellent to me"
  • "Revolting food"
  • "A wicked stench"
    synonym:
  • disgusting
  • ,
  • disgustful
  • ,
  • distasteful
  • ,
  • foul
  • ,
  • loathly
  • ,
  • loathsome
  • ,
  • repellent
  • ,
  • repellant
  • ,
  • repelling
  • ,
  • revolting
  • ,
  • skanky
  • ,
  • wicked
  • ,
  • yucky

3. Incapable of absorbing or mixing with

  • "A water-repellent fabric"
  • "Plastic highly resistant to steam and water"
    synonym:
  • repellent
  • ,
  • resistant