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  • nounsnub; rejection
  • verbpush away
  • verbmake sick

synonyms for repulse

  • brush-off
  • check
  • defeat
  • disappointment
  • failure
  • nix
  • rebuff
  • refusal
  • reverse
  • turndown
  • cold shoulder
  • nothing doing
  • slap in the face
  • thumbs down
See also synonyms for: repulsed / repulsing
  • fend off
  • resist
  • repel
  • overthrow
  • put down
  • rebuff
  • rebut
  • nix
  • reject
  • check
  • defeat
  • brush off
  • set back
  • stave off
  • ward off
  • beat off
  • drive back
  • fight off
  • heave-ho
  • hold off
  • keep off
  • kick in the teeth
  • push back
  • throw back
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antonyms for repulse

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  • attainment
  • help
  • success
  • win
  • attraction
  • enchantment
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How to use repulse in a sentence

The Repulse Isles are of small size; they are surrounded by rocks, which do not extend more than a quarter of a mile from them.
NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
Gwynne was not in the humor to repulse anybody, and assured her that she really made him feel that he had returned to his home.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
The three men leaped to their feet, and seizing their arms, prepared bravely to repulse the enemies who attacked them so suddenly.
THE BORDER RIFLESGUSTAVE AIMARD
Her repulse was a mortal offence: small minds never forget, much less pardon a rebuke to their vanity, and he inly swore revenge.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
In a sortie Bohemond the crafty and brave was wounded; Tancred's and Godfrey's valor ended in repulse.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
Tidings of the repulse were brought to Pitt; he sent reinforcements and ordered the commander to persevere.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
I was considerably hurt and demoralized, and didn't take a hand in the last repulse of the enemy.
"SHILOH" AS SEEN BY A PRIVATE SOLDIERWARREN OLNEY
Repeated humiliation and repulse only spurred him on to fresh solitary efforts for improvement.
THOUGHTS ON EDUCATIONAL TOPICS AND INSTITUTIONSGEORGE S. BOUTWELL
The repulse of the 7th, with great confusion, is fully believed.
MEMOIRS OF THE COURT OF GEORGE IV. 1820-1830 (VOL 1)DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM AND CHANDOS
They are confident that our fifteen thousand can repulse twice the number.
A CONFEDERATE GIRL'S DIARYSARAH MARGAN DAWSON
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WORDS RELATED TO REPULSE

  • backtrack
  • drive back
  • fall back
  • recede
  • regress
  • repel
  • repulse
  • retire
  • retract
  • retreat
  • reverse
  • turn tail
  • withdraw
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