Repulse - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈpʌls|  American pronunciation of the word repulse
Brit.  |rɪˈpʌls|  British pronunciation of the word repulse


- an instance of driving away or warding off (syn: rebuff, snub)


- force or drive back (syn: rebuff, repel)
- be repellent to; cause aversion in (syn: repel)
- cause to move back by force or influence (syn: drive, repel)


The troops repulsed the attack.

I was repulsed by the movie's violence.

The moldy bread repulsed him.

He repulsed all attempts to help him.

He likes all the things that repulse me.

The very thought of his cold clammy hands repulsed me.

Government troops repulsed an attack by rebel forces.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: repulse
he/she/it: repulses
present participle: repulsing
past tense: repulsed
past participle: repulsed
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