repulsiveness[ ri-puhl-siv ]SEE DEFINITION OF repulsiveness
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REPULSIVENESS
That schoolroom had, I am sure, none of the dulness and repulsiveness of other schoolrooms to us.
Others are guarded in all their avenues by their own repulsiveness.
Crowne too was a poet, as is evident from Thyestes, in spite of repulsiveness and rant.
He sat up, as if touched by a spear: there it was, in all the repulsiveness of death.
They possess a few advantages as a set-off against the repulsiveness of this picture.
All chroniclers unite as to the hideousness and repulsiveness of the practice.
A look of abhorrence accentuated the repulsiveness of his face.
All the sophistry and art of Ridman could not veil its repulsiveness.
He was a terrible brute, a big grizzly bear, ugly to repulsiveness.
A fanatic zeal illumined it, taking away half its repulsiveness.
early 15c., "able to repel," from Middle French repulsif (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin repulsivus, from repuls-, past participle stem of repellere (see repel). The sense of "causing disgust" is first recorded 1816. Related: Repulsively; repulsiveness.