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There is something morally repulsive about an accessory that costs so much for such a short lifespan. Times, Sunday Times (2008)So did the pair hit it off or find each other repulsive? The Sun (2015)But there are not a few who feel a vague something repulsive in the hand of a man who is growing a beast. George MacDonald The Princess and the Curdie (1883)The thought of getting up the next day and putting on my sweaty tracksuit and damp trainers would have been mentally and physically repulsive. The Sun (2009)A failed journalist finds a repulsive path to fame. Times, Sunday Times (2014)If you find somebody physically repulsive you are probably not going to get close enough for their smell to suddenly sweep you off your feet. Claudia Hammond EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005)I find it repulsive and offensive. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And just as the repulsive force within the nucleus is enormous, so is the binding energy that keeps the nucleus from flying apart. Schneider, Hermann & Schneider, Leo The Harper Dictionary of Science in Everyday Language (1988)He is convinced I would find him repulsive. The Sun (2006)But this, as it is, people find repulsive. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Something in me finds that repulsive because I feel as if that's using. Christianity Today (2000)Di was worried I'd find her repulsive afterwards but it was the most amazing experience. The Sun (2013)From medieval history he changed to economics, only to switch again after three months to modern languages, having found his tutor too physically repulsive for continued contact. Times, Sunday Times (2009)

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Translations for 'repulsive'

British English: repulsive /rɪˈpʌlsɪv/ ADJECTIVE
Repulsive means horrible and disgusting.
...a repulsive thought.
  • American English: repulsive
  • Arabic: مُنَفِّر
  • Brazilian Portuguese: repugnante
  • Chinese: 令人憎恶的
  • Croatian: odbojan
  • Czech: odporný
  • Danish: frastødende
  • Dutch: afstotend
  • European Spanish: repulsivo
  • Finnish: inhottava
  • French: repoussant
  • German: abstoßend
  • Greek: σιχαμερός
  • Italian: ripugnante
  • Japanese: むかつくような 腹が立つ
  • Korean: 혐오감을 일으키는
  • Norwegian: motbydelig
  • Polish: odrażający
  • European Portuguese: repugnante
  • Romanian: dezgustător
  • Russian: омерзительный
  • Latin American Spanish: repulsivo
  • Swedish: avskyvärd
  • Thai: น่าขยะแขยง
  • Turkish: iğrenç
  • Ukrainian: відразливий
  • Vietnamese: ghê tởm

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