[ɹ_ɪ_p_ˈʌ_l_s_ɪ_v], [ɹɪpˈʌlsɪv], [ɹɪpˈʌlsɪv]

Definitions of repulsive:

  1.   Repulsively. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Repelling; cold; forbidding. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   Repulsiveness. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   That repulses or drives off: repelling: cold, reserved, forbidding. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5.   Tending to repulse; cold; reserved; forbidding. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6.   Able to drive back; as, a repulsive movement; cold; forbidding; as, a repulsive manner; offensive; disgusting; as, a repulsive sight. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7.   Repelling; forbidding; offensive. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Quotes for repulsive:

  1. There is not a more repulsive spectacle than on old man who will not forsake the world, which has already forsaken him. – T. S. Eliot
  2. We demand that people should be true to the pictures we have of them, no matter how repulsive those pictures may be: we prefer the true portrait in all its homogeneity, to one with a detail added which refuses to fit in. – Pamela Hansford Johnson
  3. I don't find slashing and blood flying everywhere to be scary. I just find it repulsive – Dean Koontz
  4. The irrational in the human has something about it altogether repulsive and terrible, as we see in the maniac, the miser, the drunkard or the ape. – George Santayana
  5. Even the highest forms of sacrificial worship present much that is repulsive to modern ideas, and in particular it requires an effort to reconcile our imagination to the bloody ritual which is prominent in almost every religion which has a strong sense of sin. – William Robertson Smith

Usage examples for repulsive:

  1. Not fat, but repulsive colors, she said. ” – Manners of the Age by Horace Brown Fyfe
  2. And his wife's face, too, struck him as repulsive and hateful. ” – The Wife and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  3. Frankly, I find intimate discussion of the affair repulsive – This World Must Die! by Horace Brown Fyfe
  4. He was decidedly an ugly man, but not a man with a repulsive expression of face. ” – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  5. The hogs I've seen running in the Ontario bush were thin and not repulsive – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss
  6. However repulsive if this was a part of the forty yen a month, there was no alternative. ” – Botchan (Master Darling) by Mr. Kin-nosuke Natsume, trans. by Yasotaro Morri
  7. But at last, Mr. Manders- for you must know the whole story- the most repulsive thing of all happened. ” – Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen
  8. You, every one, shall no longer have a right to think me capable of things which are as repulsive to my nature as to yours. ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  9. “ " The simple answer is that she had only used all her opportunities, and that, although it was no fault of hers that the routine of her life was in every way repulsive she did struggle to accommodate herself to it, and failed. ” – Early Letters of George Wm. Curtis by G. W. Curtis, ed. George Willis Cooke
  10. “ Corrigan could not hurt him, and he could not resist laughing at Corrigan's face- it was so hideously repulsive – 'Firebrand' Trevison by Charles Alden Seltzer

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