HyperDic: repulsive

English > 3 senses of the word repulsive:
ADJECTIVEallrepulsive, abhorrent, detestable, obscene, repugnantoffensive to the mind
allrepulsivepossessing the ability to repel
allrepulsive, hideousso extremely ugly as to be terrifying
repulsive > pronunciation
Soundsriypah'lsihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > repulsive: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOffensive to the mind.
Examples
  • "repulsive behavior"
  • "the most repulsive character in recent novels"
Synonymsabhorrent, detestable, obscene, repugnant
Broaderoffensiveunpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses
Spanishaborrecible, asquerosa, asqueroso, detestable, intolerable, repugnante, repulsivo
Catalandetestable, intolerable, repugnant, repulsiu, repulsori
Nounsrepulsivenessthe quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions
Adverbsrepulsivelyin an offensive and hateful manner
Verbsrepelbe repellent to
repelfill with distaste
English > repulsive: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningpossessing the ability to repel.
Example"a repulsive force"
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Attribute ofrepulsion, repulsive forceThe force by which bodies repel one another
OppositeattractiveHaving the properties of a magnet
Spanishrepulsivo
Catalanrepulsiu
Nounsrepulsivenessthe quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions
Verbsrepelforce or drive back
repelcause to move back / back by force or influence
English > repulsive: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningSo extremely ugly as to be terrifying.
Example "a repulsive mask"
Synonymhideous
Broaderuglydispleasing to the senses
Spanishchocante, horrendo, horrible, odioso
Nounsrepulsivenessthe quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions
Verbsrepelbe repellent to
repelfill with distaste

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