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Repulsive meaning

repulsive - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. Serving, or able, to repulse; repellent; as, a repulsive force.
  2. 2. Cold; forbidding; offensive; as, repulsive manners.
  3. 3. Repelling; forbidding; offensive.

repulsive - examples of usage

  1. True, it is a more repulsive page, but that is not the only reason why it has fallen into comparative oblivion, and exists now only as a parasite upon the more popular work. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. At one moment he exulted in the thought that Mary loved him; at the next, it seemed that he was without feeling for her; her love was repulsive to him. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. That form must be either beautiful or hideous; attractive or repulsive. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
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