HyperDic: repellent

English > 6 senses of the word repellent:
NOUNsubstancerepellent, repellanta compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water
substancerepellent, repellanta chemical substance that repels animals
attributerepellent, repellantthe power to repel / repel
ADJECTIVEallrepellent, rebarbative, repellantserving or tending to repel
allrepellent, disgusting, disgustful, distasteful, foul, loathly, loathsome, repellant, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yuckyhighly offensive
allrepellent, resistantincapable of absorbing or mixing with
repellent > pronunciation
Soundsrihpeh'lahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > repellent: 6 senses > adjective 1
MeaningServing or tending to repel.
Example "I find his obsequiousness repellent"
Synonymsrebarbative, repellant
BroaderunpleasantDisagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings
Spanishrepelente
Catalanrepel·lent
Nounsrepellentthe power to repel / repel
repellenta chemical substance that repels animals
repellenta compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water
English > repellent: 6 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHighly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust.
Example "the idea of eating meat is repellent to me"
Synonymsdisgusting, disgustful, distasteful, foul, loathly, loathsome, repellant, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yucky
Broaderoffensiveunpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses
Spanishasquerosa, asqueroso, desagradable, despreciable, repugnante, repulsivo
Catalandesagradable, fastigós, menyspreable, repugnant, repulsiu
Adverbsrepellentlyin a repellent manner
Verbsrepelbe repellent to
repelfill with distaste
English > repellent: 6 senses > adjective 3
Meaningincapable of absorbing or mixing with.
Example"a water-repellent fabric"
Synonymresistant
Broadernonabsorbent, nonabsorptivenot capable of absorbing or soaking up (liquids / liquids)
Spanishrepelente, resistente
Catalanrepel·lent, resistent
Nounsrepellentthe power to repel / repel
English > repellent: 6 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water.
Synonymrepellant
Broadercompound, chemical compound(chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
Adjectivesrepellentserving or tending to repel
English > repellent: 6 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningA chemical substance that repels animals.
Synonymrepellant
Narrowerinsectifuge, insect repellent, insect repellantA chemical substance that repels insects
Broadercompound, chemical compound(chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
Spanishrepelente
Catalanrepel·lent
Adjectivesrepellentserving or tending to repel
Verbsrepelbe repellent to
English > repellent: 6 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe power to repel / repel.
Example"she knew many repellents to his advances"
Synonymrepellant
Broaderpower, powerfulnesspossession of controlling influence
Adjectivesrepellentincapable of absorbing or mixing with
repellentserving or tending to repel

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