Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Exciting dislike, disgust, or horror; repellent; offensive.

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Usage examples "repulsive":

  1. But you do not think well of him; he is perhaps repulsive to you? - "The Other Side of the Door", Lucia Chamberlain.
  2. Lying awake that night in the bewilderment of a new experience, the image of Jack Danby recurred to her like the pale image of a sick dream at once repulsive and perilously attractive. - "Carnival", Compton Mackenzie.
  3. Then, beyond the table, you see the room, where behind a counter sits a Frenchwoman, of extremely repulsive exterior, but wearing the cleanest of gloves and a most exquisite, fashionable gown. - "Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales", Leo Tolstoy.