November 13, 2020
Learner's Word of the Day
repulsive /rɪˈpʌlsɪv/ adjective
repulsive
/rɪˈpʌlsɪv/
adjective

[more repulsive; most repulsive]

The man finds the woman's smoking repulsive.
The man finds the woman's smoking repulsive.
Learner's definition of REPULSIVE

1 : causing strong dislike or disgust

  • repulsive and evil acts

  • a repulsive [=repellent] man

  • The rotten meat was repulsive. [=nauseating, revolting]

2 physics : of or relating to the force that pushes something away from something else

  • Magnets have a repulsive effect on each other.

— repulsively adverb

  • a repulsively hideous man

— repulsiveness noun [noncount]

  • physical repulsiveness

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