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synonyms for repelling

  • dispersing
  • scattering
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Madison and Monroe ordered cannons to the banks of the river to prepare to repel the next wave of invaders.
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As in any conflict, sometimes the effort to repel an infection can itself be damaging.
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In other number news, Vesselin Dimitrov used another well-known bridge — connecting polynomials to power series — to quantify exactly how certain numerical solutions to polynomials work to geometrically repel each other.
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A water-repelling compound keeps the web from absorbing water.
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This is what leaves you immunized and ready to repel the real virus if it turns up.
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Harkness saw the last ones vanish as Chet drove down through the repelling area.
ASTOUNDING STORIES, MAY, 1931VARIOUS
You hold yourself aloof from your school-mates, repelling every offered familiarity, yet I have seen you weep after such an act.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
The rebels had exhausted themselves, even, more in their assaults than the Union men had in repelling them.
SI KLEGG, BOOK 2 (OF 6)JOHN MCELROY
Years were between; and there was a division of circumstance, more repelling than an abyss or the rush of deep wild waters.
LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
Part of this was owing to her education, part to the necessity of repelling sometimes the advances of conceited coxcombs.
THE CONTINENTAL MONTHLY, VOL. 2, NO. 2, AUGUST, 1862VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO REPELLING

  • against
  • allergic
  • anti
  • antipathetic
  • antithetical
  • antonymous
  • at cross-purposes
  • at odds
  • averse
  • battling
  • clashing
  • combating
  • conflicting
  • confronting
  • contrary
  • controverting
  • counter
  • crossing
  • defending
  • defensive
  • denying
  • disagreeing
  • disputed
  • dissentient
  • enemy
  • exposing
  • facing
  • hostile
  • in opposition
  • incompatible
  • inimical
  • irreconcilable
  • objecting
  • obstructive
  • opposing
  • opposite
  • protesting
  • repelling
  • restrictive
  • rival
  • up against
  • warring
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