unrepulsing

repulse

[ri-puhls]
verb (used with object), repulsed, repulsing.
1.
to drive back; repel: to repulse an assailant.
2.
to repel with denial, discourtesy, or the like; refuse or reject.
3.
to cause feelings of repulsion in: The scenes of violence in the film may repulse some viewers.
noun
4.
the act of repelling.
5.
the fact of being repelled, as in hostile encounter.
6.
a refusal or rejection.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin repulsus, past participle of repellere to repel

repulser, noun
unrepulsed, adjective
unrepulsing, adjective


2. rebuff, spurn, shun, snub.
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repulse (rɪˈpʌls)
 
vb
1.  to drive back or ward off (an attacking force); repel; rebuff
2.  to reject with coldness or discourtesy: she repulsed his advances
3.  to produce a feeling of aversion or distaste
 
n
4.  the act or an instance of driving back or warding off; rebuff
5.  a cold discourteous rejection or refusal
 
[C16: from Latin repellere to drive back, repel]
 
usage  Some people think that the use of repulse in sentences such as he was repulsed by what he saw is incorrect and that the correct word is repel
 
re'pulser
 
n

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