Repulsive - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈpʌlsɪv|  American pronunciation of the word repulsive
Brit.  |rɪˈpʌlsɪv|  British pronunciation of the word repulsive

adjective

- offensive to the mind(syn: abhorrent, detestable, obscene, repugnant)

repulsive behavior
the most repulsive character in recent novels

- so extremely ugly as to be terrifying(syn: hideous)

a repulsive mask

Examples

Magnets have a repulsive effect on each other.

...a repulsive display of shameless flattery that made the embarrassed actor wrinkle his nose in disgust...

Many people find slugs repulsive.

the most repulsive character in recent novels

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