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Meaning of REPULSIVE

Pronunciation:  ri'pulsiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  so extremely ugly as to be terrifying; "a hideous scar"; "a repulsive mask"
  2. [adj]  offensive to the mind; "an abhorrent deed"; "the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee"; "morally repugnant customs"; "repulsive behavior"; "the most repulsive character in recent novels"
 

REPULSIVE is a 9 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: abhorrent, detestable, hideous, obscene, offensive, repugnant, ugly
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*pul"sive\ (-s?v), a. [Cf. F. r['e]pulsif.]
1. Serving, or able, to repulse; repellent; as, a repulsive
   force.

         Repulsive of his might the weapon stood. --Pope.

2. Cold; forbidding; offensive; as, repulsive manners. --
   {Re*pul"sive*ly}, adv. -- {Re*pul"sive*ness}, n.

 

 

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