[ɹ_ɪ_p_ˈʌ_l_s_ɪ_v], [ɹɪpˈʌlsɪv], [ɹɪpˈʌlsɪv]

Definitions of repulsive:

  1.   possessing the ability to repel; " a repulsive force"
  2.   Repelling; cold; forbidding.
  3.   offensive to the mind; " an abhorrent deed"; " the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee"; " morally repugnant customs"; " repulsive behavior"; " the most repulsive character in recent novels"
  4.   so extremely ugly as to be terrifying; " a hideous scar"; " a repulsive mask"
  5.   Able to drive back; as, a repulsive movement; cold; forbidding; as, a repulsive manner; offensive; disgusting; as, a repulsive sight.
  6.   Repulsively.
  7.   Exciting dislike, disgust, or horror; repellent; offensive.
  8.   ( physics) possessing the ability to repel; " a repulsive force"
  9.   Cold; forbidding; offensive; as, repulsive manners.
  10.   Repulsiveness.
  11.   Tending to repulse; cold; reserved; forbidding.
  12.   Repelling; forbidding; offensive.
  13.   Serving, or able, to repulse; repellent; as, a repulsive force.
  14.   That repulses or drives off: repelling: cold, reserved, forbidding.

Antonyms for repulsive:

cute, elfin, appealing, taking, savory, obliging, enjoyable, lovesome, unobjectionable, healthy, enchanting, entrancing, delectable, disarming, handsome, yummy, glamorous, tasty, lovely, pleasant, ingratiating, toothsome, darling, lovable, gorgeous, good-looking, nice, desirable, elevated, picturesque, agreeable, inoffensive, bonny, salubrious, luscious, mouthwatering, likable, Insinuating, graceful, satisfying, alluring, fetching, pretty, sweet, engaging, congenial, chivalrous, sufferable, flavorsome, dulcet, gallant, blessed, acceptable, tasteful, fascinating, greathearted, endearing, sightly, appetizing, ravishing, aesthetic, dreamy, gratifying, sublime, inviting, natural, great, endurable, noble, wholesome, winning, toothy, beautiful, pleasurable, bearable, dear, fine, dainty, salutary, seemly, scrumptious, drop-dead, magnanimous, well-favored, innocuous, exquisite, succulent, magnetic, charming, tolerable, precious, flavorful, adorable, attractive, delish, bewitching, Luring, beauteous, ambrosial, delicious, likely, elegant, charismatic, goodly, sustainable, lush, delightful, jolly, welcome, supportable, winsome, captivating, comely, seductive, restorative, big, lofty, unexceptionable, Delightsome, felicitous, pleasing, palatable, grateful, healthful, lordly, fair, good, stunning, heavenly.

Quotes for repulsive:

  1. I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human. – David Bowie
  2. In high school I was the dog, always, and I never have felt comfortable or right in my body, and part of my whole exhibitionist thing has probably been a way of testing to see whether or not I really was this repulsive creature that I felt like for so long. – Poppy Z. Brite
  3. Today's younger generation is no worse than my own. We were just as ignorant and repulsive as they are, but nobody listened to us. – Al Capp
  4. America is simultaneously the most attractive and most repulsive place on the planet. It is most loved and most hated. – Dinesh D'Souza
  5. 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
  6. There is no one on earth more disgusting and repulsive than he who gives alms. Even as there is no one so miserable as he who accepts them. – Maxim Gorky
  7. I usually start with a repulsive character and go on from there. – Chester Gould
  8. 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
  9. I don't find slashing and blood flying everywhere to be scary. I just find it repulsive – Dean Koontz
  10. Large parties given to very young children... foster the passions of vanity and envy, and produce a love of dress and display which is very repulsive in the character of a child. – Susanna Moodie
  11. 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
  12. 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. His reception at the German courts was cold and repulsive – Henry IV, Makers of History by John S. C. Abbott
  2. After all, it was only a verification of our papers, and as ours were in order it did not much matter how repulsive he looked. ” – The Adventures of a Special Correspondent by Jules Verne
  3. “ " 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
  4. He simply stared at her, taking her in from head to foot as if she were some repulsive curiosity. ” – Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  5. He was decidedly an ugly man, but not a man with a repulsive expression of face. ” – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  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. “ 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
  9. It is up to you people to keep my skull from being repulsive – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre
  10. 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
  11. And his wife's face, too, struck him as repulsive and hateful. ” – The Wife and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  12. “ " But I am not repulsive – The Crooked House by Brandon Fleming
  13. Nevertheless, tales as repulsive as any that the French writer has told of his country- people could have been collected here by anyone with a taste for that sort of thing. ” – Change in the Village by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
  14. She did not know Mr. Q. Karkeek by sight, nor even whether he was old or young, married or single, agreeable or repulsive – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
  15. And now, as he strode up to me and bowed,- to show some breeding,- I doubt if the moon, in all her rounds of earth and sky and the realms below, fell ever upon another face so cold, repulsive ruthless. ” – Slain By The Doones by R. D. Blackmore
  16. Not fat, but repulsive colors, she said. ” – Manners of the Age by Horace Brown Fyfe
  17. Frankly, I find intimate discussion of the affair repulsive – This World Must Die! by Horace Brown Fyfe
  18. Yet a certain expression of good humour and kindness, almost of gentleness, redeemed what would otherwise have been a repulsive face. ” – Captain Fracasse by Theophile Gautier
  19. His lips, repulsive and cruel, crushed hers. ” – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  20. The hogs I've seen running in the Ontario bush were thin and not repulsive – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss

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