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adjective as in repulsive

adjective as in revolting

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He witnessed repellent people spreading images of child sexual exploitation, flooding an affiliated image board so thoroughly that it had to be shut down.

Down is certainly a good product when used properly, packs down tighter than synthetic insulation, however, despite major advancements in moisture-repellent treatments for down, it’s just not as foolproof.

Questions have swirled about how such an important government building, with so many security agencies available to assist, could be overcome by a mob of people wielding bats, bear repellent, and brute force.

The insects have a hard, water-repellent outer covering called a cuticle, and can typically float on a liquid — and sure enough, the insects floated and fed without a problem.

A small strip of a water-repellent material separated the three sections, each treated with proteins to sense a different antibody.

Why do you think you were “an asperg-y movie fan…a jabbering repellent acolyte?”

Turning now to blame the American people for that violence is especially repellent for this reason.

This she did (we are not told how), and Beethoven reacted with ‘repellent coldness’.

But nothing seemed to change the fact that the best repellent, for everyone else, was to have me around.

The point is that sexual sleaze is more repellent when everyone can see it up close.

The images and pictures on the outside of the wall were made repellent, to keep strangers aloof.

He was an exceedingly handsome man of perhaps forty years of age, and yet there was something repellent in his features.

But Rosa had been too coy to Alfred's evident devotion—almost repellent at seasons.

It was trim and neat, indeed, and spotlessly clean; but it had the chill, repellent look of an uninhabited apartment.

They had the curious tattooing on their cheeks, noses and foreheads, so that their appearance was repellent.


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On this page you'll find 85 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to repellent, such as: foul, offensive, awful, hateful, odious, and rebarbative.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.