Adjective > Repulsive

Adjective > Repulsive

1 : causing strong dislike or disgust

repulsive and evil acts

a repulsive (=repellent) man

The rotten meat was repulsive. (=nauseating, revolting)

2 : physics : of or relating to the force that pushes something away from something else

Magnets have a repulsive effect on each other.

repulsively adverb

a repulsively hideous man

repulsiveness noun (noncount)

physical repulsiveness