What does the word repulsive mean?

Usage examples for repulsive

  1. But you do not think well of him; he is perhaps repulsive to you? – The Other Side of the Door by 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 by 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 by Leo Tolstoy