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Meaning & Definition of Repulsive in English

English

Repulsive

/ripəlsɪv/

adjective

1. Offensive to the mind

  • "An abhorrent deed"
  • "The obscene massacre at wounded knee"
  • "Morally repugnant customs"
  • "Repulsive behavior"
  • "The most repulsive character in recent novels"
    synonym:
  • abhorrent
  • ,
  • detestable
  • ,
  • obscene
  • ,
  • repugnant
  • ,
  • repulsive

2. Possessing the ability to repel

  • "A repulsive force"
    synonym:
  • repulsive(a)

3. So extremely ugly as to be terrifying

  • "A hideous scar"
  • "A repulsive mask"
    synonym:
  • hideous
  • ,
  • repulsive