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repulsive
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
very unpleasant or causing disgust
  • I feel a physical repulsion.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (44% in)
  • Fyodor Pavlovitch was drunk when he heard of his wife's death, and the story is that he ran out into the street and began shouting with joy, raising his hands to Heaven: "Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace," but others say he wept without restraint like a little child, so much so that people were sorry for him, in spite of the repulsion he inspired.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (11% in)
  • Besides the long fleshy bags under his little, always insolent, suspicious, and ironical eyes; besides the multitude of deep wrinkles in his little fat face, the Adam's apple hung below his sharp chin like a great, fleshy goiter, which gave him a peculiar, repulsive, sensual appearance; add to that a long rapacious mouth with full lips, between which could be seen little stumps of black decayed teeth.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (63% in)
  • With anger and repulsion he looked at Smerdyakov's emasculate, sickly face, with the little curls combed forward on his forehead.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (80% in)
  • Remembering that night long afterwards, Ivan recalled with peculiar repulsion how he had suddenly got up from the sofa and had stealthily, as though he were afraid of being watched, opened the door, gone out on the staircase and listened to Fyodor Pavlovitch stirring down below, had listened a long while—some five minutes—with a sort of strange curiosity, holding his breath while his heart throbbed.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (91% in)
  • I may add here, for myself personally, that I feel it almost repulsive to recall that event which caused such frivolous agitation and was such a stumbling-block to many, though in reality it was the most natural and trivial matter.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (7% in)
  • He could not conceive of taking her money, and the very idea caused him a pang of intense repulsion.
    Book 8 — Mitya (3% in)
  • I feel a personal repulsion.
    Book 8 — Mitya (38% in)
  • This personal repulsion was growing unendurable.
    Book 8 — Mitya (38% in)
  • I'm not much good myself, I'm not very beautiful, so I had no right to consider him repulsive.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (27% in)
  • "What a repulsive mug, though, hasn't he?
    Book 10 — The Boys (81% in)
  • She waved her hand with a look of repulsion.
    Book 11 — Ivan (20% in)
  • He could not think of Dmitri without repulsion.
    Book 11 — Ivan (51% in)
  • Why had he recalled that afterwards with repulsion?
    Book 11 — Ivan (52% in)
  • Smerdyakov stared at him, not simply with contempt, but almost with repulsion.
    Book 11 — Ivan (64% in)
  • There was a note of hatred and contemptuous repulsion in her words.
    Epilogue (17% in)

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