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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French repulsif, from Medieval Latin repulsivus, from Latin repulsus.

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  • enPR: /rĭ-pŭl'sĭv/, /rē-pŭl'sĭv/

AdjectiveEdit

repulsive (comparative more repulsive, superlative most repulsive)

  1. tending to rouse aversion or to repulse
  2. (physics) having the capacity to repel
  3. cold, reserved, forbidding

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  • Nouns to which "repulsive" is often applied: force, interaction, potential.

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AdjectiveEdit

repulsive

  1. feminine plural of repulsivo