repulsively

repulsive

[ri-puhl-siv]
adjective
1.
causing repugnance or aversion: a repulsive mask.
2.
capable of causing repulsion; serving to repulse: to present enough repulsive force to keep the enemy from daring to attack.
3.
tending to drive away or keep at a distance; cold; forbidding: arrogant, repulsive airs to frighten the timid.
4.
Physics. of the nature of or characterized by physical repulsion.

Origin:
1590–1600; repulse + -ive

repulsively, adverb
repulsiveness, noun
self-repulsive, adjective
unrepulsive, adjective
unrepulsively, adverb
unrepulsiveness, noun

repellent, repulsive.


1. loathsome, disgusting, offensive, distasteful.
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repulsive (rɪˈpʌlsɪv)
 
adj
1.  causing or occasioning repugnance; loathsome; disgusting or distasteful: a repulsive sight
2.  tending to repel, esp by coldness and discourtesy
3.  physics concerned with, producing, or being a repulsion
 
re'pulsively
 
adv
 
re'pulsiveness
 
n

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