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Wordnet 3.0


1. offensive to the mind;
- Example: "an abhorrent deed"
- Example: "the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee"
- Example: "morally repugnant customs"
- Example: "repulsive behavior"
- Example: "the most repulsive character in recent novels"
[syn: abhorrent, detestable, obscene, repugnant, repulsive]

2. possessing the ability to repel;
- Example: "a repulsive force"

3. so extremely ugly as to be terrifying;
- Example: "a hideous scar"
- Example: "a repulsive mask"
[syn: hideous, repulsive]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Repulsive \Re*pul"sive\ (-s?v), a. [Cf. F. r['e]pulsif.] 1. Serving, or able, to repulse; repellent; as, a repulsive force. [1913 Webster] Repulsive of his might the weapon stood. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Cold; forbidding; offensive; as, repulsive manners. [1913 Webster] -- Re*pul"sive*ly, adv. -- Re*pul"sive*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

repulsive adj 1: offensive to the mind; "an abhorrent deed"; "the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee"; "morally repugnant customs"; "repulsive behavior"; "the most repulsive character in recent novels" [syn: abhorrent, detestable, obscene, repugnant, repulsive] 2: possessing the ability to repel; "a repulsive force" [ant: attractive(a)] 3: so extremely ugly as to be terrifying; "a hideous scar"; "a repulsive mask" [syn: hideous, repulsive]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

160 Moby Thesaurus words for "repulsive": abhorrent, abominable, arrant, atrocious, awful, bad, bad-smelling, barfy, base, beastly, below contempt, beneath contempt, blameworthy, brutal, contemptible, crappy, crude, deplorable, despicable, detestable, diamagnetic, dire, disagreeable, disgusting, displeasing, distasteful, dreadful, egregious, enormous, execrable, fecal, feculent, fetid, filthy, flagrant, flyblown, forbidding, foul, frightful, frowsty, frowy, frowzy, fulsome, funky, fusty, gamy, ghastly, gloppy, graveolent, grievous, grisly, gross, gruesome, gunky, hateful, heinous, hideous, high, horrible, horrid, icky, ignoble, ill-smelling, infamous, lamentable, loathsome, lousy, maggoty, malodorous, mephitic, miasmal, miasmic, mildewed, mildewy, moldy, monstrous, mucky, musty, nasty, nauseating, nauseous, nefarious, nidorous, noisome, notorious, noxious, objectionable, obnoxious, obscene, odious, odorous, of opposite polarity, offensive, olid, ordurous, outrageous, pitiable, pitiful, puky, putrid, rancid, rank, reasty, reasy, rebarbative, reechy, reeking, reeky, regrettable, repellent, repelling, reprehensible, repugnant, revolting, rotten, sad, scabby, scandalous, schlock, scummy, scurfy, scurvy, shabby, shameful, shitty, shocking, shoddy, sickening, slabby, slimy, sloppy, sloshy, sludgy, slushy, smellful, smelling, smelly, sordid, sposhy, squalid, stenchy, stinking, strong, stuffy, sulfurous, terrible, too bad, ugly, unclean, unpleasant, unsavory, vile, villainous, vomity, woeful, wormy, worst, worthless, wretched, yecchy