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noun as in disgust, hatred

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Example Sentences

Of course, knowing the context, you pore over them with a mix of revulsion, bewilderment and anguish.

I think it also made it easier for the reader to relate in real human terms—we can all understand grief, revulsion and anger.

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There was a real revulsion against other states being able to intervene and tell a sovereign nation how to conduct itself during a war.

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We must find a way to respond that, despite our revulsion and anger, in the end advances our interests and not those of the attackers.

Though it elicits visceral responses—anger, sorrow, revulsion—it doesn’t tell us anything we don’t already know.

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As a wave of revulsion spread across the internet, he began to backtrack.

Convergence is also gathering force in a shared revulsion for the consequences of the war on drugs.

Wizner said he understood the revulsion: The interchange looked like cheap agitprop.

“I think I would like for people to feel a mix of revulsion and attraction, that would be nice,” says Lobo.

It is a seething, boiling, roiling, apoplectic revulsion at the very idea of unions.

At that moment she heard Mr. Royall's step as he came up the stairs to bed, and a fierce revulsion of feeling swept over her.

It was with a revulsion which I cannot easily express that I now saw more or less clearly what this pursuer was like.

A dozen times he approached the door in an angry revulsion against his self-imposed test, and a dozen times passed on.

The violence of the extreme section of the popular party led to a revulsion of feeling in the country.

But it moved him now, not to the revulsion and distaste of a week ago, but only to a careless contempt.


On this page you'll find 45 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to revulsion, such as: disgust, dislike, distaste, hatred, horror, and loathing.

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