Repellent - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈpelənt|  American pronunciation of the word repellent
Brit.  |rɪˈpɛl(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word repellent


- a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water (syn: repellant)
- a chemical substance that repels animals (syn: repellant)
- the power to repel(syn: repellant)


- serving or tending to repel(syn: rebarbative, repellant)
- highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust(syn: disgustful, disgusting, distasteful, foul, loathly, loathsome, repellant, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yucky)
- incapable of absorbing or mixing with(syn: resistant)


The candle has a repellent effect on insects.

...your snobbish behavior towards my friends is so repellent I can't stand to be around you anymore...

Coat the exterior with a water repellent.

She found him physically repellent.

The sight of blood is repellent to some people.

she knew many repellents to his advances

I find his obsequiousness repellent

the idea of eating meat is repellent to me

Word forms

singular: repellent
plural: repellents
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