Synonyms for repulsive

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ri-puhl-siv
Phonetic Transcription : rɪˈpʌl sɪv

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Définition of repulsive

Origin :
  • early 15c., "able to repel," from Middle French repulsif (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin repulsivus, from repuls-, past participle stem of repellere (see repel). The sense of "causing disgust" is first recorded 1816. Related: Repulsively; repulsiveness.
  • adj very disgusting, offensive
Example sentences :
  • In his mind he could see only the repulsive features of one of the others.
  • Extract from : « The Monster Men » by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • He was repulsive; he was stealthy, hard, cruel, in appearance.
  • Extract from : « The First Violin » by Jessie Fothergill
  • It had grown to be repulsive, and he knew not how to fill the void in his life.
  • Extract from : « Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home » by Bayard Taylor
  • Tyndall was impressed again with the repulsive ugliness of the thing.
  • Extract from : « Grove of the Unborn » by Lyn Venable
  • The eyes were mere dots of jet in a white and repulsive face.
  • Extract from : « Two Thousand Miles Below » by Charles Willard Diffin
  • There was nothing revolting here, no hint of repulsive idolatry.
  • Extract from : « Things as They Are » by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
  • For her sake he must do the thing, repulsive though it might be.
  • Extract from : « St. Martin's Summer » by Rafael Sabatini
  • It seemed to him to combine the repulsive qualities of a spider and a toad.
  • Extract from : « Martians Never Die » by Lucius Daniel
  • In fact that was just about what they were, and as foul and repulsive as the real article.
  • Extract from : « Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas » by Lloyd Osbourne
  • The repulsive task of searching the recumbent figure now lay before him.
  • Extract from : « The Vagrant Duke » by George Gibbs

Antonyms for repulsive

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