This she did (we are not told how), and Beethoven reacted with ‘repellent coldness’.
Among those matriarchs are countless Italian women who have told me that they find our own sexual politics “repellent” and “sad.”
At first it seems the repellent extends to the men in her life.
As much as America finds President Zardari repellent, we in Pakisan do, too.
It seemed to me the most hideous motion I had ever seen—so unnatural, so ungraceful, so repellent.
That he should be attentive is natural, that he should be affected is repellent to my notions.
repellent as seems to us the central doctrine of Buddhism, it extended rapidly.
It would be true wisdom in all such repellent natures to keep apart.
Oaths and vile language of any sort had always been repellent to me.
Far better for them to be like Angela, cold and unapproachable, alluring yet repellent.
also repellant, 1640s, from Latin repellentem (nominative repelens), present participle of repellere (see repel). Originally of medicines (that reduced tumors); meaning "distasteful, disagreeable" first recorded 1797.
also repellant, 1660s, "medicine that reduces tumors," from repellent (adj.). As "substance that repels insects," 1908.
repellent re·pel·lent (rĭ-pěl'ənt)
Capable of driving off or repelling. n.
A substance used to drive off or keep away insects.