This twisted defense of colonialism is as repulsive as it is supremacist and archaic.
“Politicizing this is repulsive,” Rebecca Mansour wrote on her Twitter page.
The thought of her mailing the check was so repulsive I stopped eating the mangoes cold.
early 15c., "able to repel," from Middle French repulsif (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin repulsivus, from repuls-, past participle stem of repellere (see repel). The sense of "causing disgust" is first recorded 1816. Related: Repulsively; repulsiveness.