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repulsive
used in Wuthering Heights

4 uses
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Definition
very unpleasant or causing disgust
  • My neighbour struck me as bordering on repulsive; I knew, through experience, that I was tolerably attractive.
    Chapter 2 (50% in)
  • He had reached the age of sixteen then, I think, and without having bad features, or being deficient in intellect, he contrived to convey an impression of inward and outward repulsiveness that his present aspect retains no traces of.
    Chapter 8 (47% in)
  • And he stared hard at the object of discourse, as one might do at a strange repulsive animal: a centipede from the Indies, for instance, which curiosity leads one to examine in spite of the aversion it raises.
    Chapter 10 (90% in)
  • It's well people don't REALLY rise from their grave, or, last night, she might have witnessed a repulsive scene!
    Chapter 17 (61% in)

There are no more uses of "repulsive" in Wuthering Heights.

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