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Definition 1: possessing the ability to repel - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where repulsive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a repulsive force

(... are attributes of repulsive) the force by which bodies repel one another

(repulsive belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

"his favorite subject was physics"

Definition 2: offensive to the mind - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where repulsive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an abhorrent deed
  • the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee
  • morally repugnant customs
  • repulsive behavior
  • the most repulsive character in recent novels

Synonyms for repulsive in the sense of this definition

(repulsive is similar to ...) unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses

"offensive odors"

Definition 3: so extremely ugly as to be terrifying - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where repulsive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a hideous scar
  • a repulsive mask

Synonyms for repulsive in the sense of this definition

(repulsive is similar to ...) displeasing to the senses

"an ugly face" "ugly furniture"

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