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repulsive

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Definition very unpleasant or causing disgust
  • The tribe elders find American culture as shown in Hollywood films to be immoral and repulsive.
repulsive = very unpleasant or causing disgust
  • She described some of his policy positions as repulsive.
  • repulsive = very bad or disgusting
  • I won't even tell you what they did to him—it's too repulsive—but he still wouldn't take it back, old James Castle.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • repulsive = disgusting
  • 'And what a repulsive boy,' said Grandma Georgina.
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
  • repulsive = disgusting
  • If physical slavery is repulsive, how much more repulsive is the concept of servility of the spirit?
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • With a rending scream, Prusias fell back into the sea and fled over the waves like a vast, repulsive sidewinder.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • The face that had moved me so, the body I had desired—suddenly his whole person was repulsive to me.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • When his fingers close over the bare skin of my wrist, I feel nothing but repulsion.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
  • Sometimes I feel my skin must be hot with repulsion and with the effort to keep that repulsion hidden.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
  • Koop was breathing deeply and steadily through his nose, making a faint bubbling that Dart found repulsive.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • And would it really matter that Alice was willing, would it make any difference if I did become a vampire, when the idea was so repulsive to Edward?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • There was something outrageous and repulsive in that despair suddenly.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • Not only that but you will be in a cage with the most slimy, feared and repulsive creatures on earth.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Redder of face, blacker of beard, coarser of aspect, evidently under the influence of liquor, he was as fierce-looking as a gorilla and as repulsive.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • Older men are not as repulsive as you seem to think.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • I thought Gazzy and Iggy were repulsive eaters.
    James Patterson  --  School's Out - Forever
  • I can't be a doctor; it's a repulsive business.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • In all my life there's nothing Has given my heart so keen a pang of loathing, As his repulsive face has done.
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • The roar transitioned to a weird, subsonic hum followed by a repulsive chittering.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • When he took this stiff dying hand he did not love it, and even his pity was spoiled with repulsion towards it.
    Pearl S. Buck  --  The Good Earth
(editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)

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