Synonyms for repulsive
|Grammar : Adj|
|Spell : ri-puhl-siv|
|Phonetic Transcription : rɪˈpʌl sɪv|
Top 10 synonyms for repulsive Other synonyms for the word repulsive
Définition of repulsiveOrigin :
- 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
- 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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