revulsion

Part of speech: noun

A strong reaction; recoil.

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Usage examples "revulsion":

  1. Sadie's first remark caused a sudden revulsion of feeling. - "Ester Ried", Pansy (aka. Isabella M. Alden).
  2. The next moment, with a sudden revulsion of feeling, she had thrown herself at his feet,- at the feet of a negro, this proud white woman,- and was clasping his knees wildly. - "The Marrow of Tradition", Charles W. Chesnutt.
  3. For an instant a flood of revulsion had overpowered her; but now it was all gone. - "The Judgment House", Gilbert Parker.