Synonyms for repulsion

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ri-puhl-shuh n
Phonetic Transcription : rɪˈpʌl ʃən

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Définition of repulsion

Origin :
  • early 15c., "repudiation," from Late Latin repulsionem (nominative repulsio) "a repelling," noun of action from past participle stem of repellere (see repel). Meaning "action of forcing or driving back" is attested from 1540s. Sense of "strong dislike" is from 1751.
  • noun hatred, disgust
Example sentences :
  • The gravity-plates for repulsion were those in the helmet; for attraction, those in the boot-soles.
  • Extract from : « The Bluff of the Hawk » by Anthony Gilmore
  • A sort of repulsion and attraction separated and kept them together at the same time.
  • Extract from : « Therese Raquin » by Emile Zola
  • If the good is there, so is the evil; if the affinity, so the repulsion; if the force, so the limitation.
  • Extract from : « Essays, First Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "His people, though," thought Roma, and so she conquered her repulsion.
  • Extract from : « The Eternal City » by Hall Caine
  • "No, thank you," she replied, and she was surprised at herself that she experienced no repulsion.
  • Extract from : « The Eternal City » by Hall Caine
  • I lifted us gently, bow first, with a repulsion of the bow plates.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930 » by Various
  • From that time the repulsion which I had felt for Lawrence disappeared.
  • Extract from : « The Memoires of Casanova, Complete » by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • With a shiver of repulsion, she snatched it off and tossed it into the lap of her companion.
  • Extract from : « The Masked Bridal » by Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
  • Paul did as she requested, but he crawled with repulsion beneath her hand.
  • Extract from : « Despair's Last Journey » by David Christie Murray
  • And repulsion, or the attempt of everything to exclude or disregard the unassimilable.
  • Extract from : « The Book of the Damned » by Charles Fort

Antonyms for repulsion

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