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repulsive
used in The Magic Mountain

12 uses
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Definition
very unpleasant or causing disgust
  • It was a strain on his nerves just to try to detect a hint of his usual enjoyment—and that repulsive leathery taste predominated.
    3.6 - One Word Too Many (17% in)
  • They had reached the second floor, when Hans Castorp suddenly stopped in his tracks, mesmerized by a perfectly ghastly noise he heard coming from beyond a dogleg in the hall—not a loud noise, but so decidedly repulsive that Hans Castorp grimaced and stared wide-eyed at his cousin.
    1.2 - Room 34 (79% in)
  • Theirs was a hot hunger that it would have been a joy to observe, if its effect had not at the same time seemed somehow eerie, even repulsive.
    3.7 - But of Course—a Female! (47% in)
  • The phenomenon suddenly awakened in him warm memories of his late grandfather, and instead of finding it repulsive, he took a certain pleasure in imitating the venerable chin-propping method that the old man himself had used to control his shaking head and that had so delighted Hans Castorp as a boy.
    4.5 - Hippe (35% in)
  • And since the adjective "stunning" had been used for "splendid" or "excellent" for quite some time now—was totally washed out, enervated, prostituted, and therefore obsolete—she had of late seized upon the word "devastating," and now found everything "devastating," whether in earnest or in jest: the bobsled run, their dessert dumplings, and her own body warmth, which sounded equally repulsive coming from her.
    5.8 - Danse Macabre (34% in)
  • Once the illusion was over, there was something repulsive about the crowd's nerveless silence.
    5.8 - Danse Macabre (86% in)
  • For people to use informal pronouns or first names when they have no real reason to do so is a repulsively barbaric practice, a slovenly game, a way of playing with the givens of civilization and human progress, against both of which it is directed—shamelessly, insolently directed.
    5.9 - Walpurgis Night (29% in)
  • It was less the sheer physical repulsiveness of such scenes and ideas that turned his stomach, he said, than the monstrous insanity evident in such a conception of active charity.
    6.6 - Operationes Spirituales (36% in)
  • It was not a genuine awakening; he simply lay there blinking, relieved to be rid of those repulsive women, although it was less than clear to him, and not all that important, if it was a temple column or a hayshed at his back, and he went on dreaming, as it were—no longer in visions, but in thoughts hardly less perilous and tangled.
    6.7 - Snow (88% in)
  • You haven't the least notion how repulsively egoistic that is of you and that someday it may well make you the enemy of humankind.
    7.4 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Continued) (53% in)
  • I suppose you mean it to be repulsive, too; you quite deliberately attempt to make yourself disgusting, forever cringing and writhing.
    7.5 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Conclusion) (24% in)
  • Is a repulsive man not a man?
    7.5 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Conclusion) (34% in)

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